It is not news that migration to the cloud has become very popular in recent years, mainly due to the many benefits that this technology has provided. Today, the economy, flexibility and agility have attracted many companies to migrate their applications to the cloud, including those that require greater performance as is the case of a database.

However, when it comes time to migrate applications and databases to the cloud, many companies still face difficulties and don't know where to start. And if your company falls into this category, follow the details below and check out some important considerations to be made when migrating your database to the cloud.

eliminate worries

Performance concerns are very common when migrating a database to the cloud. And the proof of this is that many professionals and even lay people in the subject still classify the cloud as too slow for their database utilities.

However, it is possible to point out that this technology has evolved a lot in recent years, as services are based on SSD units, instances optimized for data storage and even options with sufficient performance to meet the needs of most companies. Therefore, when migrating to the cloud, eliminate the concern with the performance of this service, which often outperforms local servers.

Identify your needs

As much as cloud resources can handle the job when running the database, it is necessary to list the real performance needs that your company will need to hire. In other words, this is the best way to free yourself from cloud database performance concerns. And to know what you really need, just analyze the current requirements used in your local database. Some of them are:

  • Storage, CPU, memory, storage throughput, latency;
  • Security requirements, such as encryption, among others;
  • Reliance on database connections, including non-cloud systems;
  • Data availability and resiliency (backups, mirroring and even geographic dispersion).

Have qualified professionals to carry out the migration

Migrating a database to the cloud is not a simple task and your company will definitely need qualified professionals to carry out such a task. However, if the company does not have trained professionals for the migration process, it is important to evaluate the possibility of hiring a company specialized in the matter.

In addition to taking care of the entire migration process, these professionals will also be able to provide performance reports so that you can verify that all processes are running as planned.

Test-drive your database

Before migrating your entire database, it is essential to perform tests to learn details of the performance that the cloud can provide to your data. Depending on the provider your company hires, it is possible to configure the database in a matter of hours and with a minimal cost to test it.

This tip will help you clear up doubts and allow you to test specific functions and options of your cloud database even before performing any migration.

make sure

After migrating the database to the cloud, it is normal for your local database to be disabled. However, before deactivating it, make sure that all possible performance tests have been performed on your database that was migrated to the cloud.

Try not to rush this step, because any problem that may occur, your company will still be able to resort to the local database until the cloud is running at 100%. According to the considerations presented here, it is possible to take the first steps towards planning and migrating a database to the cloud.


But it is worth remembering that if your company intends to migrate to the cloud, it is important to have someone who really understands the subject. And for that, we at Sky.One are ready to help your company in the application and database migration process in a planned and efficient way. So count on us!

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.