Owned by the tech giant Microsoft, the Azure Database Migration Service is a database migration tool that allows you to simplify and automate the migration to Azure. With the help of this tool, you can easily migrate data, schema, or objects from multiple sources to the cloud. In addition to all these functions, it provides support for migration from SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and oracle to the Azure cloud.
Azure Database Migration Service offers two types of pricing models – Standard Compute that supports offline only migrations and Premium Compute that supports both online and offline migrations. Also, the price varies according to the region.
- Executes complete migration within zero downtime.
- Useful even for a newbie as the migration process is easy to execute.
- Support for both homogenous and heterogeneous database migration.
- High availability as well as scalability.
- Pricing plans are not categorized according to the size of the business.
- The user interface for Azure is highly complex.
- The initial setup takes a long time almost close to 10 minutes.
- Limitation on the size of the database you can operate.
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