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 the time needed for our DBAs to conduct standard operations tasks.

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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.

Get the most out of Amazon Web Services

At DB Best, we help our customers 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 Schema Conversion Tool (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.


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.

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 make the most out of Amazon Web Services.

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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.

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Blog posts

As one of the pioneer partners working with the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT), we’ve written a series of blog post to help you with your migration projects to RDS and Aurora. Of course, if you run into issues, we are here to help.

Database migration with AWS SCT: How to handle typical conversion issues series
2 March 2017 Bill Ramos

Welcome to our blog post series covering the typical conversion issues of AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT). DBBest team has a vast experience in database migration area. So, we decide...

First look at AWS Schema Conversion Tool with tighter DMS integration
3 January 2017 Bill Ramos

On December 20 2016, Amazon released version 1.0.502 of AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT). SCT now provides the integration with Data Migration Service (DMS)  and allows you to create ...

Migrating an Oracle to MySQL Database using the AWS Schema Conversion Tool
23 August 2016 Bill Ramos

Welcome to the very first blog post on getting started with the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT). This is the first video in a series of many where we’ll help familiarize our readers...

Deploying Windows IIS and SQL Server on AWS with CloudFormation
16 August 2018 Bill Ramos

In order to modernize their existing applications, databases, and infrastructure, a major state-run university with nine campuses, approached DB Best with a desire to not only create t...

Converting Objects during Database Migration using AWS Schema Conversion Tool
11 October 2016 Bill Ramos

This continues our video blog series on the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT). We will demonstrate how the AWS SCT helps users convert data and code objects from Oracle database to AWS ...

Troubleshooting database migration issues using AWS Schema Conversion Tool Assessment Report
27 September 2016 Bill Ramos

This continues our video blog series on AWS Schema Conversion Tool. In our previous blog post Selecting target database type for migration using Assessment Report in AWS Schema Convers...

Using AWS Schema Conversion Tool Extension Pack for OLTP databases
23 March 2017 Bill Ramos

Running your database migration projects, you may have already noticed that AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) automatically generates an additional schema called extension pack. This sc...

AWS Schema Conversion Tool: Applying Converted Code to Target Database
16 November 2016 Bill Ramos

This continues our video blog series on the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT). After connecting to the source database and troubleshooting the database migration issues it’s time to a...

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Data Management Optimization
22 August 2016 Bill Ramos

DB Best has  five key areas we focus on when proposing our customized modernization map. Our data-centric approach involves an in-depth look at your organization's data platform so w...

Data Management for Amazon Web Services
8 November 2016 Bill Ramos

DB Best Technologies is internationally known for comprehensive Data Management Services, database development and migration, and the creation of highly successful web and mobile syste...

Modernize Your Relational Database Solutions with Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS
17 January 2019 Bill Ramos

You may feel frustrated with high licensing costs and lackluster performances of your relational databases? Do you have some security worries about your data environment? Still won...

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
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