Database Migration to Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud offers a low-cost self-service database migration experience that supports homogeneous migration (such as MySQL to MySQL) and heterogeneous migration (such as Oracle Database to PolarDB.) You can migrate databases smoothly from hundreds of GBs to multiple TBs with minimal business impact. With over 400,000 databases successfully migrated to Alibaba Cloud, the Database Architect Team has a proven record of making the migration process an efficient and hassle-free journey.

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Why Alibaba Cloud Database

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Technology Leadership

Alibaba Cloud was named a "Leader" in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems. Alibaba Cloud offers extensive portfolios of cloud database solutions to store, process, analyze, and manage data to support and add value to your business.

Large and Growing Customer Base

Over 100,000 enterprise customers and 400,000 databases have been migrated to Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud is the #1 choice among cloud database providers in the Asia Pacific.

Comprehensive Database Portfolios

Alibaba Cloud offers various database products, including transactional databases, analytical databases, and NoSQL databases. Over 90% of mainstream open-source and commercial databases are embraced.

Proven Reliability and Scalability

Alibaba Cloud database services empower businesses at any scale. It has supported Alibaba's Double 11 Global Shopping Festival since 2021 with peak workloads of millions of TPS and QPS, fully demonstrating the high performance and low latency features.

Data Transmission Service (DTS): The Best Choice for Data Migration

Migrate and synchronize data between data storage engines, such as relational database, NoSQL, and OLAP, with just a few clicks. DTS supports homogeneous and heterogeneous migrations migration between different data storage types.

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Migration Roadmap

Purchase Tools and Instances
Perform Full Data Migration with DTS
Perform Incremental Data Migration
Verify and Switchover
Purchase Tools and Instances

Purchase DTS instances and required cloud database instances according to your migration needs

Perform Full Data Migration

Perform full structure and data migration for free with the Full Data Migration function of DTS

Perform Incremental Data Migration

Perform real-time incremental data migration and pay as you go with the Incremental Data Migration function of DTS

Verify and Switchover

When the latency is zero and no business data is being written to the source database, you can submit a ticket for free data verification on the source and target databases and perform the switchover according to business needs.

Purchase Tools and Instances
Purchase Tools and Instances

Purchase DTS instances and required cloud database instances according to your migration needs

Perform Full Data Migration with DTS
Perform Full Data Migration

Perform full structure and data migration for free with the Full Data Migration function of DTS

Perform Incremental Data Migration
Perform Incremental Data Migration

Perform real-time incremental data migration and pay as you go with the Incremental Data Migration function of DTS

Verify and Switchover
Verify and Switchover

When the latency is zero and no business data is being written to the source database, you can submit a ticket for free data verification on the source and target databases and perform the switchover according to business needs.

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How It Works

Your Challenge

A customer in the media industry has both MySQL and Redis databases instance deployed on-premises, and wants migrate to Alibaba Cloud in order to take full advantages of running a managed database service that enables elasticity, scalability, security and full database lifecycle management. Given the nature of the industry, a minimized transition time is essential.

Our Solution

  • Alibaba Cloud is committed to offering a seamless database migration experience to you. Data Transmission Service (DTS) allows you to migrate your metadata, full tables (existing data), and incremental data generated during the migration process with zero impact on applications that rely on these databases.

  • After the source database (think of on-premises deployment) and target databases (think of Alibaba Cloud deployment) are synced up, applications can switch to the new databases within seconds. Cross-cloud, cross-platform, and cross-version migration is easier than ever with minimized disruption to business functions.

Data Transmission Service (DTS)

Supports data migration and data synchronization between different data engines.

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ApsaraDB for MySQL

A fully hosted online database service that supports MySQL 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, and 8.0.

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ApsaraDB for Redis

A key value database service that offers in-memory caching and high-speed access.

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Your Challenge

Many enterprises are replacing on-premises databases in Internet Data Centers (IDCs) with cloud-native databases. However, the poor compatibility, incomplete migration products and tools, and nonstandard operation process during the migration consumes a lot of time and budget, and causes data inconsistency and incompatibility after the migration.

Our Solution

  • Alibaba Cloud’s Oracle Database Migration solution can help you smoothly migrate Oracle databases in various deployment modes to a public cloud, hybrid cloud, or private cloud. Alibaba Cloud offers the world’s leading cloud-native database technology to help you achieve low costs, high efficiency, auto-scaling, and cloud-native transformation.

  • Prior to the migration, you can use Data Transmission Service (with ADAM features) to assess the migration feasibility, select appropriate destined databases, determine the migration risks, and estimate the workload, costs, and duration of Oracle database migration.

Data Transmission Service

Data migration and data synchronization

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ApsaraDB for PolarDB

A next-generation relational database

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Your Challenge

A customer in the e-Commerce industry has a business that is growth exponentially, but one or more databases deployed on-premise are experiencing extremely slow performance or even stop responding during peak-time usage, resulting in a large percentage of consumers not being able to complete their transactions. How to revisit the system design once migrated to the cloud and take full advantages of elasticity and full management becomes a challenge when your business scenarios are complex.

Our Solution

  • Through hands-on work with customers, our database architect team, with years of experience accumulated in the e-commerce industry, is well positioned to identify innovative and unique product combinations. The following design was previously recommended to an e-commerce customer and implemented on-demand:

  • 1) Switching to a microservice architecture, allowing different business units to scale on-demand separately;

  • 2) Separating analytical workloads from transactional workloads to maximize system stability during peak-time usage;

  • 3) Adopting ApsaraDB for PolarDB for workload-based elasticity, allowing each microservice to scale up without limits.

ApsaraDB for PolarDB

A cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle.

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AnalyticDB for MySQL

A real-time data warehousing service processes petabytes of data with high concurrency and low latency.

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AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL

An online MPP warehousing service based on the Greenplum Database open source program.

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Your Challenge

When a database system is deployed on-premises, it can be very time-consuming to manually solve the following authentication related challenges such as weak passwords, firewall issues, and brute-force attacks. The more time your team needs to spend on the such issues, the less bandwidth they have to focus on the mission critical tasks.

Our Solution

  • Security is rooted in the entire database stack of Alibaba Cloud. Specifically, Data Management Service (DMS) is a one-stop solution that provides the following capabilities: authentication control, authorization policy management, monitoring services, performance tuning and database lifecycle management.

  • With full stack access control, DMS allows customers to manage authentications not only at the control plane (CHANGE/DROP/CREATE/REBOOT and other database instance operations), but also at the data plane (SELECT/UPDATE/DELETE/ and other query operations). Your cloud databases are even more secure than physically isolated on-premises databases.

Data Management Service (DMS)

Supports structure management, security auditing, trend analysis, and data tracing.

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Database Backup Service (DBS)

A reliable, cost-efficient backup service for continuous data protection.

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Resource Access Management (RAM)

Secure your cloud resources with RAM to define fine-grained access permissions.

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Featured Database Solutions

Build, scale, and adapt quickly using our comprehensive products and solutions.

Alibaba Cloud’s comprehensive database solutions can help FinTech organizations migrate databases from on-premises to more cost-effective, more efficient, and more flexible cloud-native databases with enterprise-grade security.

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Alibaba Cloud’s world-leading database technologies solve all data problems for game companies, bringing you matured and customized architectures with high scalability, reliability, and agility to empower your business endeavors, security, and growth.

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You can build a complete database security system based on Alibaba Cloud databases and services to protect your databases against threats (such as DDoS attacks and SQL injection), safeguard data in storage and transmission, and guarantee highly available disaster recovery.

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Security and Compliance

We are committed to providing stable, reliable, secure, and compliant cloud computing infrastructure services across major jurisdictions around the world.
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  • CSA STAR
  • ISO 27001
  • SOC2 Type II Report
  • C5
  • MLPS 2.0
  • MTCS

Customer Success Stories

"Data was constantly changing since the services were up, and I felt we needed to take more than a day for maintenance to transfer all the data after they were stopped. However, since dynamic migration became possible with DTS and SMC, services were migrated with the shortest downtime for switching DNS and checking operations."

- Rei Yamashita Director CTO, BIGBANG Inc.

BIGBANG Inc. is a video game app production company responsible for the "Sengoku Chronicles" franchise. "Lost Crusade 2" is one of the games that BIGBANG Inc. created and currently operates. When migrating "Lost Crusade 2", BIGBANG Inc. used the "Data Transmission Service (DTS)" and "Server Migration Center (SMC)" in Alibaba Cloud. By selecting Alibaba Cloud as the migration destination, the company was able to migrate to it dynamically while "Lost Crusade 2" continued running.

"We were very happy to work with Alibaba Cloud Intelligence for the migration of our database to PolarDB. I am very impressed with their commitment, dedication, and professionalism. They were willing to go the extra mile, helping us migrate the database successfully within a very short period of time."

-Mr Erwin Foo, Group Chief Technology Officer of PrestoMall

In order to be able to migrate to Alibaba Cloud in a relatively short window of time, PrestoMall used several of Alibaba Cloud specialized cloud migration services, including its advanced database and application migration services. By migrating its systems to Alibaba Cloud, PrestoMall now has an infrastructural solution that provides a much higher level of security, reliability, and availability. The more efficient systems of Alibaba Cloud have also helped PrestoMall achieved over a 40% decrease in IT spending.

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