In 2019, Gartner asserted, "The Future of the DBMS Market Is the Cloud." Alibaba Cloud’s Oracle Database Migration solution can help you easily and efficiently migrate Oracle databases to the cloud. You can achieve low costs, high efficiency, auto-scaling, and cloud-native transformation based on Alibaba Cloud’s world’s leading cloud-native database technology.
The Oracle Database Migration solution provides scientific methodologies, standard migration processes, supporting tools, and professional services to help you smoothly migrate Oracle databases in various deployment modes to a public cloud, hybrid cloud, or private cloud. Prior to the migration, you can use Alibaba Cloud’s Advanced Database & Application Migration (ADAM) to assess the migration feasibility, select appropriate target databases, determine the migration risks, and estimate the workload, costs, and duration of Oracle database migration.
Highlights of the Oracle Database Migration Solution
Intelligent Readiness Assessment with ADAM
Alibaba Cloud ADAM provides a professional database and application compatibility assessment report that helps you select appropriate databases, quantify uncertain factors, and formulates a comprehensive Oracle database migration plan that includes migration risks, transformation workload, migration costs, and duration.
High Compatibility with Oracle Syntax
Alibaba Cloud’s cloud-native database ApsaraDB for PolarDB (PolarDB-O) is highly compatible with the Oracle syntax engine. This minimizes changes to the database and applications and reduces the workload of Oracle database migration significantly.
Smooth Migration with Zero Downtime
Alibaba Cloud has a matured methodology of Oracle database migration with a standardized process to ensure a smooth migration. The process includes the migration assessment tool, ADAM, a reliable migration tool, DTS, target cloud-native databases with high compatibility with Oracle syntax, and professional service.
Leading Cloud Databases
Alibaba Cloud was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems (DBMS). The target cloud databases helped the world’s largest shopping festival run smoothly (even during peak hours.)
The Three-Step Oracle Database Migration Process
Alibaba Cloud’s Advanced Database & Application Migration (ADAM) quantifies the database selection, migration risks, compatibility, and transformation workload to guide you through decision-making during the Oracle database migration. The three steps are listed below:
1. Business Research
Conduct research on the current databases and applications of your organization to assess the Oracle database migration. This process consists of background research, source database research, application research, and architecture research.
2. Feasibility Assessment
After the business research is completed, select an appropriate target database and formulate a detailed assessment plan to access the compatibility, performance, and migration risks of the target database.
3. Feasibility Verification
After the migration assessment is completed, select a representative module (such as the typical transaction settlement module) in the migration business, perform proof of concept (POC) testing on the target database to verify the feasibility of Oracle database migration, and issue a POC verification report.
Data Transmission Service (DTS) enables smooth database migration, ensures data accuracy and consistency, and supports business rollback upon anomalies. DTS can synchronize data in real-time, reducing system downtime and migration risks. The Oracle database migration contains three steps:
1. Business Transformation and Verification
After POC verification, conduct overall transformation, testing, and verification on the business system in terms of functions, performance, stability, reliability, security, scalability, migration plans, and rollback plans.
2. Cutover Drill
Conduct a cutover drill to test the functions, performance, and stability of the business system in a simulated release environment before production cutover. We recommend taking at least three to five cutover drills.
3. Production Cutover
Formulate cutover processes based on different business systems and assign process owners to take charge of each step to ensure successful production cutover.
Alibaba Cloud’s professional database service team can help you continuously monitor the business system and database to ensure smooth business operation and perform emergency troubleshooting and performance optimization. Also, we can create training plans as required.
This Oracle Database Migration solution mainly applies to OLTP. The destined cloud-native database PolarDB comprises PolarDB for MySQL, PolarDB for PostgreSQL, and PolarDB-O. They adopt the same architecture, but each one supports a different database engine. You can use ApsaraDB for PolarDB to innovate business successes.
ApsaraDB for PolarDB (PolarDB-Oracle) is a next-generation relational cloud-native database independently developed by Alibaba Cloud. It is highly compatible with the Oracle syntax engine, separates computing from storage, and supports scaling-up computing power to 1,000 cores and storage capacity to 100 TB. It integrates the stability, availability, security, and strong data consistency of centralized databases, and the flexibility and scalability of cloud-native databases. For more information, see Leverage the World's Leading Cloud-Native Database Capabilities.
Alibaba Cloud also supports OLAP database migration. Contact us for more information.
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Customer Success Stories
PrestoMall, previously known as 11street Malaysia, is Malaysia’s largest homegrown online shopping platform. It is a part of Presto, Malaysia’s first homegrown multi-service lifestyle app that offers convenient features and hassle-free mobile payments.
PrestoMall incurred high IT costs and poor database elasticity as the business developed rapidly. Alibaba Cloud’s solution gave PrestoMall a professional database and application compatibility assessment to formulate a comprehensive database migration plan. It leveraged real-time data migration and expert services to reduce costs and time, migrating applications from the Oracle database to the cloud smoothly and efficiently.
Bybon is Apple's largest authorized service agent in China. It was founded in 2007 and currently has 150 service centers in 100 cities across China, with 1,200 maintenance engineers and more than 50 million mobile terminal users.
Bybon’s business applications were deployed on Alibaba Cloud, but its database could not be migrated to the cloud, resulting in network latency and poor business availability. Alibaba Cloud’s solution helped Bybon analyze the business code and adjust their database migration plan based on scenario and process. Then, Bybon replaced its database with ApsaraDB for PolarDB, which is 90% compatible with the original system, and reduced the migration workload. The cloud-based applications and database accelerated the network speed and improved business system availability.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems
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