December 5, 2019
Moving Your SaaS Platforms to AWS: Four Reasons Why it’s a Good Idea
The open-source MongoDB distributed document database has much to offer for cloud users. Available as a service, it has achieved widespread adoption due to its myriad benefits, including minimal costs (it’s free), control of data locations in support for data sovereignty requirements, load balancing, high availability via replica sets and failover, and the ability to trigger serverless functions in response to data changes.
When a corporate decision is made to move applications to an AWS environment, organizations who have been running MongoDB for some time may struggle to determine where existing document data should be maintained. They may have significant data volumes as well as in-house skills to support Mongo-based applications. In such cases, decision-makers must weigh their options carefully. Is it better to maintain data in MongoDB or would migrating from MongoDB to AWS DocumentDB be a better approach?
Amazon DocumentDB is a document database service that supports MongoDB workloads and provides virtually unlimited storage with real-time scalability. Functionality and capabilities that enable Amazon DocumentDB to deliver MongoDB level performance include:
Amazon DocumentDB integrates deeply with AWS services, and when combined with these services, offers advantages that provide compelling reasons to migrate from MongoDB to AWS DocumentDB:
AWS makes it easy to establish secure, scalable MongoDB-compatible databases without the need to manually set up and secure database clusters, run cluster management software, configure backups, or monitor production workloads. Reduced operational overhead can also be a significant motivator in deciding to migrate from MongoDB to AWS DocumentDB. To further entice business to migrate, AWS offers a free data Database Migration Service (DMS).
However, every migration is unique and typically encounters unexpected problems. Businesses can reduce migration time and accomplish the migration at the lowest possible cost by working with an experienced AWS Consulting Partner. An AWS Consulting Partner who has successfully planned and implemented numerous migrations takes a holistic approach to the process and will:
For businesses new to the AWS environment, working with an experienced AWS Consulting Partner can be the most cost-effective strategy to migrate MongoDB to AWS DocumentDB. You’ll avoid potential problems, accomplish the migration in less time, and ensure a successful migration from MongoDB to AWS DocumentDB.
Amazon DocumentDB provides an attractive alternative to MongoDB. In addition to providing capabilities and functionality on par with MongoDB, many other AWS services integrate with or complement Amazon DocumentDB to reduce management overhead, enhance performance, and ensure reliability. Work with an AWS-certified expert to streamline the cloud migration process and optimize the transition from MongoDB to DocumentDB.