Understandably, making the jump to the AWS cloud is not an easy investment to evaluate, especially from the perspective of a startup. Fortunately, AWS is generous enough to provide some hands-on experience with its various tools and utilities free of charge for either a short period of time or indefinitely depending on the service type. Here’s a rundown of everything you can expect from AWS’ Free Tier.
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is the current largest provider in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) for everything from databases to extra computing power. It provides solutions for whatever problems are brought by clients and it allows for ease of scalability so that users will only pay for what they need and use; especially during times of expected lower traffic.
The AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) assists you in performing a safe and speedy migration of databases to AWS. The source database continues to function normally throughout the migration, hence reducing the amount of downtime experienced by applications that are dependent on the database. Data can be moved to or from the most popular commercial and open-source databases with the help of the AWS Database Migration Service.