- On Tuesday, Amazon launched the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Database Migration Service to make it easier for companies to shift their databases to the cloud.
- The announcement came the same day AWS turned 10-years-old. Amazon was the pioneer of cloud computing, which sells metered online power and storage, according to the Wall Street Journal.
- Today, AWS provides cloud services for more than 1 million customers and 2,000 federal government agencies.
AWS customers include huge enterprises like Netflix, Yelp and Comcast. It was the first major cloud provider to comply with the federal government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and became the first cloud provider authorized to handle the Defense Department’s most sensitive unclassified data.
The company began testing the migration service in October, but Tuesday made it available to the public.
The new product allows AWS customers to migrate their production Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases from on-premises datacenters to AWS with little downtime while also reducing costs and complexity, according to the company.
AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google are currently the three major players in public cloud computing. As of last summer, Amazon controlled 29% of the cloud infrastructure provider market, having grown by almost half year-over-year. Cloud IT infrastructure spending is expected to reach $33.4 billion this year, according to IDC.