AWS Data Migration is one of the most popular suites of migration tools that are a part of the AWS ecosystem. It is a highly suitable cloud data migration tool as it offers hybrid cloud storage, online data transfer, and offline data transfer. In addition to that, it has a variety of services that helps you move datasets, irrespective of their type.
AWS Database Migration Services starts at a meager cost. You only need to pay for the instances you utilize. Also, when you’re migrating data to any AWS-based database, you can use DMS free for six months.
- It helps you to minimize application downtime to a large extent.
- Supports both homogeneous as well as heterogeneous database migrations.
- Suitable for continuous data migration due to its high availability.
- Built-in security facility for data at rest as well as during migration.
- Doesn’t support schema migration or conversion.
- Requires coding for incremental data capture.
- Only replicates a limited amount of DDL (data definition language).
- May slowdown system when used for a vast amount of data.
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