Database Gateway allows your Alibaba Cloud database services to access and manage on-premises databases or databases that are hosted on third-party clouds. You can also integrate Database Gateway with other Alibaba Cloud services to provide a wide range of solutions.

Manage databases across clouds in a centralized manner

DMS is an all-in-one data management service that supports data management, schema management, access security, security audit, data trend analysis, and data tracking.

Database Gateway works with DMS to provide highly stable, cost-effective, and centralized solutions for you to manage databases that are not hosted on Alibaba Cloud. These databases can be deployed in on-premises data centers, on third-party clouds, or on servers of third-party clouds. This helps you manage databases across clouds in a centralized manner.

Migrate data from on-premises databases or databases on third-party clouds to Alibaba Cloud

DTS supports data transmission between data sources such as relational database management systems (RDBMSs), NoSQL databases, and online analytical processing (OLAP) databases. DTS provides the data migration, change tracking, and data synchronization features to help you build data architectures that feature security, scalability, and high availability.

Database Gateway works with DTS to connect on-premises databases or databases on third-party clouds to Alibaba Cloud at a low cost. When you use DTS to migrate, synchronize, and change tracking of data, you can specify a database that is connected to a database gateway as the source or destination database.

Synchronize data from on-premises databases or databases on third-party clouds to Alibaba Cloud databases

You can use DTS to synchronize data from on-premises databases or databases on third-party clouds to your Alibaba Cloud databases. For more information, see Design concept of real-time data synchronization.

Back up on-premises databases or databases on third-party clouds to Alibaba Cloud

DBS is a cost-effective and reliable database management service that allows you to back up and restore data. Database Backup supports data restoration in seconds and provides data backup capabilities for Data Lake Analytics. Database Backup allows you to build an enterprise-level data backup platform for hybrid cloud databases. These databases can be deployed in on-premises data centers or on third-party, private, and public clouds.

Database Gateway works with DBS to back up on-premises databases or private databases on third-party clouds to Alibaba Cloud storage services at a low cost. When you configure a backup schedule of the logical backup mode, you can specify a database that is connected to a database gateway as the source database.

Use cases

For more information about scenarios of Database Gateway, see Use cases.