Friday, January 10, 2014

Migrating data from on premise to AWS

Here are some the approximate transfer rates for Amazon Storage Gateway and Riverbed Whitewater:

  • Amazon Storage Gateway 5 TB a day
  • Riverbed Whitewater  3-5 TB an hour

Keep in mind that using gateways to migrate a relational database is probably not the best option as these mechanism use snapshots.

Other blog entries are here:

Migrating data for migrating to RDS but useful for EC2 based databases as well:

This blog discusses the time it takes to transfer 1 TB of data over different lines with different transfer speeds:

Mechanisms to bulk migrate data:

Here is a blog post on different transfer mechanisms for applications but could be used for databases:

Attunity CloudBeam:


  1. Thanks for sharing valuable information about architecture components map to AWS. It is very helpful to understand AWS on premise

  2. It is always important to have full prof plan for AWS disaster recovery. AWS for DR provide complete solution. Thanks