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Amazon Web Services Ready To Launch Database Migration Service

CeBIT 2016, Hanover – Amazon Web Services will today launch its AWS Database Migration Service, reports have claimed.

The service, which helps companies move massive databases onto Amazon Web Services, has been in preview since last October, but AWS now reportedly thinks it is ready for a full public launch, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Amazon Web Services was not available for comment.

Production databases

It can take months or years for a large company to move the entirety of its databases to the cloud, and last year AWS launched a physical storage device called the Snowball, to help customers shift large data sets around quickly.

But AWS’ Database Migration Service means that customers who want to migrate their production databases to AWS can do so with “minimal downtime” whilst keeping applications running during the migration.

“The AWS Database Migration Service ensures that data changes to the source database that occur during and after the migration are continuously replicated to the target. Migration tasks can be setup in minutes in the AWS Management Console,” writes AWS.

The launch comes in the week when Amazon Web Services celebrated its tenth birthday. Widely considered by many analysts to be the leader in public cloud services, AWS currently reported cloud revenues of £5.6 billion in 2015, with its fourth quarter 2015 revenue growing at 69 percent year-over-year.

AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post this week: “A decade ago, discussion about the risks of cloud computing centred around adoption. It was new and unproven, and raised more questions than it answered. That era passed some time ago.

“These days, I hear more talk about the risk of not going to the cloud. Organisations of all shapes and sizes want to be nimble, to use modern infrastructure, and to be able to attract professionals with a strong desire to do the same.”

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Ben Sullivan

Ben covers web and technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and their impact on the cloud computing industry, whilst also writing about data centre players and their increasing importance in Europe. He also covers future technologies such as drones, aerospace, science, and the effect of technology on the environment.

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