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AWS RDS Platform

With the AWS RDS platform and infrastructure, you have many options for running your favorite database on EC2, RDS, and Aurora. Learn how we can optimize your database solutions on AWS.

AWS RDS Deployment Challenges

In our day-to-day projects with customers moving their database workloads to AWS, these are the types of challenges we’ve seen working with Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL.

Choosing the right size of the cloud instance

How do you know what size of EC2, RDS, and Aurora instances to use without overprovisioning?

With DB Best’s DBMSys platform, we monitor your on-premises database performance over a period of time along with server information in order to then come up with recommendations for instance sizing across various services. DBMsys can also make recommendations for combining multiple databases on a single instance to reduce licensing costs for the service if it makes sense.

Selecting the right type of AWS cloud instance

How can you determine whether you should be looking at RDS versus Aurora vs deploying on EC2?

Our solution architects and DBAs can help you understand your requirements for high availability, performance needs, operational requirements, service monitoring, database capabilities, and other aspects of running databases on EC2, RDS, and Aurora. The benefits of managed RDS databases look attractive for reducing time needed for our DBAs to conduct standard operations tasks.

Featured services for AWS RDS & Aurora

We provide a comprehensive set of features to help you get the most out of Amazon RDS:

  • Moving on-premises databases to the same platform
  • Migrating databases from one platform to another
  • Developing cost estimation models for RDS deployments
  • Creating high availability failover solutions across regions.

Here are some examples of the services that we provide for running online transaction processing workloads on the different Amazon database services.

Getting Started Offers

We have a variety of getting started offers to help your team deploy database solutions on AWS. We recommend starting with the Future-State Architectural Design Engagement to help build a roadmap for your deployment. If all you need is a little help, check out our AWS RDS Jumpstart offer.

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.

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.

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.

In this one-day course on Optimizing SQL Server on AWS RDS training, you will gain a better understanding on how SQL Server works on RDS. Let us help you write better queries and reduce operating costs!

Get the most out of Amazon Web Services

At DB Best, we help our customers make the most out of Amazon Web Services. We can migrate your data to and from the most widely used commercial and open-source databases to AWS quickly and securely, ensuring minimal downtime, high availability, and scalability. We can help you set up, operate, and support your OLTP workloads in the Amazon cloud and ensure that your I/O-intensive workloads will always have sufficient level of IOPS performance.


DB Best was an early adopter of AWS SCT and has performed more migrations using the tool than anyone else. Our team knows how to work around the shortcomings of AWS SCT. We have an extensive internal knowledgebase to help convert code that AWS SCT doesn’t understand to the target AWS RDS platform of your choice. In addition, our application developers are experts in .NET, Java, JavaScript and other programming frameworks and languages to help you with modifying applications that connect to your database, so that they will work great against AWS RDS services. Check the video to see how we’ve helped our customers with AWS.

Lift and shift your databases to Amazon RDS & Aurora

While AWS provides tools like Database Migration Service (DMS) for moving databases from your data center to RDS, there are many other considerations to address that are outside the scope of the DMS tool.

At DB Best, we have done more database migrations using DMS with the Schema Conversion Tool (SCT), than any other AWS partner. We know the ins and outs of getting your databases up and running on RDS and Aurora.

Here are some of the featured scenarios that we have supported in the past with our customers.

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.

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.

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database built for the cloud, combining the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

Aurora is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial-grade databases at 1/10th the cost. Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which automates time-consuming administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups.

Aurora features a distributed, fault-tolerant, self-healing storage system that auto-scales up to 64TB per database instance. Aurora delivers high performance and availability with up to 15 low-latency read replicas, point-in-time recovery, continuous backup to Amazon S3, and replication across three Availability Zones.

Here are the services that we offer for database freedom from SQL Server and Oracle databases by migrating them to either MySQL or PostgreSQL on Amazon Aurora.

Customer story videos

Here are some of the examples of how we’ve helped our customers move to the AWS platform for their relational databases infrastructure.

  • Oracle to PostgreSQL database migration and unification project
  • Migrating Oracle database to the AWS cloud