With this server less tool, businesses can transfer their MySQL and PostgreSQL databases to Cloud SQL.
Google Cloud announced on Wednesday the general availability of its Database Migration Service (DMS), a server less tool for migrating MySQL and PostgreSQL databases to Cloud SQL. Later this year, Google will introduce support for Microsoft SQL Server.
The service supports migrations from on-premise sites and other clouds. It offers a unique migration method that utilizes the native replication capabilities of MySQL and PostgreSQL and maximizes security, fidelity and reliability.
The New Services Launched
The service was first launched in November. Since then, many customers of the American giant have used it, including Accenture, Comoto, DoiT, Ryde and Samsung. Examples include Freedom Financial Network, which used DMS to migrate and fully synchronize its large MySQL databases in about 13 hours. The company had expected two to three hours of downtime for each application, but the actual downtime on the database side was 10 minutes or less per application.
“DMS has step-by-step instructions that allowed us to perform the migrations successfully without any loss of data,” said Christopher Testroet, senior engineer at Freedom Financial Network, in a blog post. “Through DMS and with the help of Google Cloud, we transformed our monolithic architecture into a microservices architecture, deployed on GKE and using the Cloud SQL proxy model in a sidecar container, or the Go proxy library, to connect to Cloud SQL. "