Google catches up to AWS and Azure with new database migration service

Google officially debuted its new database migration service (DMS) today, designed to make it easier for Google Cloud customers to transfer their MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Google’s fully managed Cloud SQL database service.

This has been a long time coming, given that Amazon’s AWS launched its database migration service more than five years ago, while Microsoft launched its incarnation for Azure two years later.

Google has offered database migration services previously via partnerships with companies such as Striim, but by removing the intermediary, this simplifies the process and reduces both the time it takes and the chances of something going awry during the transfer.

One of the main reasons why Google is launching its DMS now is to capitalize on the surge in cloud computing demand prompted by the global pandemic and to encourage companies to migrate their databases from on-premises infrastructure to a more scalable, serverless

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Google introduces serverless Database Migration Service

Google LLC today introduced its Database Migration Service, a new serverless offering currently in preview that will make it easier for customers to move their databases to its public cloud.

The tool can import the contents of MySQL deployments running on-premises or on competing clouds such as Amazon Web Services into Google’s Cloud SQL database server. In the future, Google plans to add support for the PostgreSQL and SQL Server databases as well.

Google created the tool because migrating a database from one environment to another can be a tedious task under normal circumstances. Moving a large number of records over the internet requires significant computing power, which means administrators have to spin up servers to process the  information. They also have to configure network connections through which the information can flow to the new environment.

All this involves a great deal of manual work and comes with an associated

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Google Cloud’s New Serverless Database Migration Service ‘A Fast Track To The Cloud’

Google Cloud is debuting its new serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) that will support migrations of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL — its fully managed relational database service and one of its fastest-growing offerings – with minimal downtime.

Andi Gutmans, general manager and vice president of engineering for databases at Google Cloud, describes DMS as the “simple, easy, fast track to the cloud.”

“You can think about the Database Migration Service as being a super simple serverless way — meaning customers don‘t have to manage any servers — to basically replicate databases from their on-premises environments into Cloud SQL,” Gutmans told CRN. “They can also use it to replicate from other clouds or from self-managed databases on the Google Cloud.”

Google Cloud’s DMS has an edge over other commonly used solutions that move production databases to the cloud and often are more costly and error-prone, according

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Google Cloud’s New Serverless Data Migration Service ‘A Fast Track To The Cloud’

Google Cloud is debuting its new serverless Database Migration Service (DMS) that will support migrations of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL — its fully managed relational database service and one of its fastest-growing offerings – with minimal downtime.

Andi Gutmans, general manager and vice president of engineering for databases at Google Cloud, describes DMS as the “simple, easy, fast track to the cloud.”

“You can think about the Database Migration Service as being a super simple serverless way — meaning customers don‘t have to manage any servers — to basically replicate databases from their on-premises environments into Cloud SQL,” Gutmans told CRN. “They can also use it to replicate from other clouds or from self-managed databases on the Google Cloud.”

Google Cloud’s DMS has an edge over other commonly used solutions that move production databases to the cloud and often are more costly and error-prone, according

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BellSoft Kicks Off Bundled Offer with Karakun for Better Software Security and Simpler Migration

DORTMUND, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 11, 2020–

BellSoft, one of the top-5 OpenJDK contributors, and Karakun AG, a software engineering company that specializes in the development of custom solutions and maintainer of OpenWebStart, an open source re-implementation of the Java Web Start technology, have recently announced a new partnership. BellSoft and Karakun collaborate to provide a safe path from Oracle Java to open source solutions.

With their high expertise, both companies can offer the market, which has seen a shift towards free and supported OpenJDK-based deployments, a new product: Liberica JDK with OpenWebStart, a multifaceted and, most importantly, reliable alternative to Oracle JDK with simple migration services and minimal risk.

Security risks to data storage are a major problem for the IT industry. In line with this, both BellSoft and Karakun focus on software security, put great emphasis on the ease of switching, and ensure that their products are exceptionally reliable.

“We

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