Google Cloud’s new, serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) is available in Preview. It enables organizations to migrate MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL from on-premises environments or other clouds.
Google’s serverless offering would eliminate the typical need to provision and pay for migration-specific compute resources. According to Google, organizations can take advantage of its native replication capabilities and avoid incompatibilities between source and destination, especially for metadata operations.
“As organizations modernize their infrastructure and advance their digital transformation strategies, migrating mission-critical operational databases that power their business success is crucial” said Andi Gutmans, General Manager, and Vice President, Engineering, Databases at Google Cloud. “Database migration is a complex process for most businesses. With Database Migration Service, we’re delivering a simplified and highly compatible product experience so that, no matter where our customers are starting from, they have an easy, and secure way to migrate their databases to Cloud SQL.”
Highlights of Google’s Database Migration Service for cloud migrations include:
- Integrated – From preparing the databases, to configuring secured connectivity, to validating the migration setup, DMS would provide a guided, integrated experience. Users would benefit from a fast and repeatable setup, with fewer surprises.
- Serverless – As a serverless migration service, Google’s Database Migration Service would eliminate the manual customer hassle of provisioning, managing, or monitoring migration-specific resources. Automatic scaling would mean fast data replication, minimizing downtime for production workloads.
- Secured and compatible – DMS protects sensitive data during migration with support for multiple secured, private connectivity configurations. DMS leverages native database replication capabilities to ensure “compatibility, reliability, and high fidelity.”