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Bengaluru, NFAPost: Google has recently announced a new serverless Database Migrates Service (DMS) in preview. The new service supports self-hosted MySQL databases migration either on-premises or in the cloud, and managed databases from other clouds, to Cloud SQL for MySQL.

As per news report, the new serverless service for database migration is aimed at enterprises. It will help enterprises to migrate to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) managed database service Cloud SQL or Google Compute Engine seamlessly. Furthermore, according to the announcement blog post, customers using the service will have the following benefits:

Minimal downtime as the migration with DMS the data replication is continuous from source database to destination without any manual steps.

Maximaise reliability

Reliable and complete migration as DMS uses the database’s native replication capabilities to maximize fidelity and reliability.

Serverless and secure, since there is no hassle of provisioning or managing migration-specific resources or monitoring them to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Also, with the migration to Cloud SQL, customers can also benefit from integrating with the rest of Google Cloud, including services like Google Kubernetes Engine and BigQuery.

Migration guidelines

Besides Google, Microsoft Azure and AWS offer database migration services as well. Azure provides customers with an Azure managed SQL Instance service, which allows their customers to lift and shift their on-premises applications to the cloud with minimal application and database changes.

While AWS has a DMS allowing customers to do migrations such as Oracle to Oracle and heterogeneous migrations between different database platforms, such as Oracle to Amazon RDS for Oracle, MySQL to Amazon Aurora, MySQL to Amazon RDS for MySQL, or Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Google offers migration guidelines through its best practices blog post and details in the documentation. Furthermore, there is a limited preview available for customers interest in PostgreSQL or SQL Server migration.

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