On March 31, Google Cloud launched its Database Migration Service into general availability.
The offering will enable Google to provide more effective support to organizations modernizing on-premises workloads. It should make switching to the Google Cloud Platform from competing clouds easier as well in some cases.
One of the most complex aspects of moving an application to the cloud is bringing over the database in which it stores information. Administrators have to make extensive configuration changes to the original database environment and set up a secure connection to transfer the information. Yet more time is spent on the migration itself, which can take days depending on how many records a company is moving. Google says the Database Migration Service makes the process considerably faster.
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