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Database Migration to AWS

Trust the experts who know the AWS Schema Conversion Tool and AWS Database Migration Service the best. We can move your workloads to the Amazon-based cloud effectively and efficiently.

Typical challenges that we see

Getting the best value from all the AWS Migration options

When migrating database servers to AWS, how do I get the best value from all the choices?

Finding the best value in the Amazon Web Services is a balancing act. Your answers to the following questions will help in this effort:

  • How much do you want to support yourself or how much managed support do you want?
  • Are you planning to run lean or are you planning for periodic expansion?
  • Are you looking for a short-term commitment or could you improve pricing with a longer time frame?

DB Best can help you evaluate your current environment and determine the most cost effective environment for your migration based on your needs.

Choosing which workloads to move to AWS

We take a data-centric approach to determine which workloads are most appropriate for AWS.  We start with collecting data which gives us a profile for each workload environment such as CPU and RAM. We also gather performance metrics over a period of time using our  DBMSys platform.  We also work with our customers to understand their business needs and restrictions of each workload to determine a list of potential candidates that can be moved to the cloud.

Migrating away from your current data solution

Traditionally, this insinuates a switch from one data platform to another. However, just switching the nameplate on the back-end DB server may not be the best solution. Some data patterns and use cases may have a better fit for a NoSQL or Data Lake solution.

DB Best Architects are trained to spot these patterns and discuss with the customer another approach that may be a better fit or be able to leverage new technology such as IoT devices.

Experts who know all about migration to AWS

DB Best has expanded our migration expertise to support the AWS Database Migration Service along with the Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) to help organizations migrate databases and applications to AWS. With unparalleled experience in all major databases – Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase, Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Teradata, Greenplum, Netezza and Amazon Redshift – we are ready to help you develop cost-effective strategies for migrating and modernizing your application assets to AWS technologies.

Whether you are migrating your OLTP workload to a traditional OLTP target in AWS (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Aurora for PostgreSQL or Aurora for MySQL), or migrating your data warehouse application to Redshift, our migration team can help you navigate through any obstacle in the process.


DB Best was an early adopter of AWS SCT and has performed more migrations using the tool than any other partner. Our team knows how to work around the constraints of AWS SCT. We have an extensive internal knowledgebase to help convert code that AWS SCT doesn’t fully address to the target AWS platform of your choice.


Our database migration team has unique experience migrating hundreds of customers starting from 2002 when we developed the DBBest Database Migration Suite, which was later acquired by Microsoft and used as a basis for developing SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). Since then, we’ve leveraged our experience helping customers across hundreds of migration projects over the years. This experience is now applied with great success to database migration projects for AWS.

What gives DB Best a clear advantage is our database migration experts on staff who know SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Greenplum, Netezza, Teradata and Amazon Redshift inside and out. In addition, our application developers are experts in .NET, Java, JavaScript and other programming frameworks and languages to help you in the modification of your applications that connect to your database so that they will work well with AWS services.

Getting Started

Understanding where to start for your database system modernization is a complex task. At DB Best, we have a set of entry-level offers to help you understand your modernization landscape and demonstrate the value of moving to a modern cloud-based Amazon database platform for your OLTP workloads and data warehouses.

If you need help with the Amazon Schema Conversion Tool, we have a special Jumpstart offer where our experts in SCT can assist you.

If you are looking to lift and shift your SQL Server workloads to AWS, we suggest our Data Management Optimization (DMO) offering. We’ve demonstrated to our customers that they can save up to 60% in operations and license costs using our unique toolset.

Looking to upgrade your old MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server databases or move them to the AWS? Our Data Management Optimization (DMO) for AWS service provides you with recommendations and an ROI model for your digital transformation initiatives.

Everybody is talking about the need for a digital transformation, but how do you get there? See how our future-state architecture design can use cutting edge technology to meet your organization’s needs.

Trust the experts with the best knowledge of AWS DMS and the Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) to help move your on-premises databases to AWS RDS, Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Redshift.

Do you like what you see? Please contact us today to see how we can get started!

Fast and error-free migration to the AWS cloud

A major data processing company has been supporting an on-premises system with an application that handles document flow from several local scanners. They needed to move from their current data center so they partnered with DB Best to migrate the database to the cloud and to modify the application to connect to the cloud.

After assessing their system and choosing the most optimal migration strategy we performed lift-and-shift migration of their Oracle database to the newly provisioned AWS cloud. As a result, we delivered a cost and time-effective solution and added monitoring and disaster recovery resiliency as well.

Have a look at our cloud migration approach in the following video.

Our Services

DB Best has a direct relationship with the AWS DMS & SCT development team, our team of experts has done more database migrations using SCT across all combinations of targets and sources than any other partner.

The animation below describes the possible database and application migrations to the Amazon cloud.


Here are some of our featured offerings to help you take your on-premises relational database workloads for online transaction processing and move them to AWS RDS and Aurora services.

Looking for a reliable partner to migrate Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL or RDS PostgreSQL? We know how to migrate your Oracle database to AWS in a short period of time.

Looking for a reliable partner to migrate Oracle to Amazon Aurora MySQL or RDS MySQL? We have the experience and expertise to migrate your Oracle database to AWS quickly and efficiently.

Looking for a reliable partner for your Oracle - Amazon RDS for Oracle Migration project? We know how to migrate your Oracle database to Amazon RDS in a short period of time.

Need full control over the Oracle database instances running in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud? We know how to migrate your Oracle databases to AWS EC2 and configure it according to your needs.

Planning to migrate SQL Server to AWS RDS-EC2 instances? We know how to overcome all issues that may occur as part of the lift-and-shift process to Amazon Web Services.

Looking for a reliable partner to migrate SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL or RDS MySQL? We know how to quickly and efficiently migrate your SQL Server database to AWS.

Looking for a reliable partner to migrate SQL Server to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL or RDS PostgreSQL? We know how to migrate your SQL Server database to AWS quickly and efficiently.

Discover how we can help our customers migrate MySQL to Amazon Aurora MySQL / RDS MySQL and take advantage of cloud benefits such as high availability, security, and scalability at the reasonable price.

Looking for a partner to help you take advantage of the AWS cloud benefits such as high availability, security, and scalability? See how we can migrate PostgreSQL to Amazon Aurora or Amazon RDS in a short period of time.

See how our Oracle Forms and Reports migration offer provides greater business agility by moving to a modern web-based architecture using open source standards with the database and cloud provider of your choice.