dbSeer: Three Reasons to Migrate and Modernize your database

Break Free from Legacy Databases
Eliminate issues faced with a managed infrastructure. This is an essential step in modernizing your database infrastructure.

Why and when should you consider Database Migration/Modernization?

In the past few years at dbSeer, we have been helping customers who have come across
situations where they are paying 2 to 3 times more for third-party licenses and hardware to run the
software. This pattern is more common than you think, and the business impact is significant.
Open-source databases managed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) are usually 1/10 less of the
cost of legacy licensing, which often forces you to pay more on the number of users you have. By
moving to AWS, the cost of running your software will be reduced, and you may even be able to
capture some of that cost as revenue, being one of the main reasons people consider migrating
and modernizing their databases.

It may be the right time to consider database modernization if you are in a comparable situation.


  1. Get better performance, availability, scalability, and security
  2. Benefit from more modern, cost-efficient architecture
  3. Minimize overprovisioning
  4. Pay-as-you-go pricing
  5. Dev Ops team does not have to work within the limits of hardware

Scale with Managed Databases
Scaling a legacy database means buying more hardware.

With an AWS Managed database, scaling happens in minutes and is based on your workload.
Planning is based on current usage to avoid paying for an oversized environment. The time spent
on maintaining and patching your database is reduced, allowing creating redundancy and
expanding the platform across different regions to become easy.

In a modernized, managed environment, you eliminate the advanced planning sessions, including
budgeting and adding resources, which can take months, potentially becoming a yearlong project.
Organizations typically plan for this once every 2 or 3 years and often overprovision, ending up
paying for unnecessary licenses, hardware, and storage.

Running and operating a database is a full-time job. Companies need talented individuals to
manage the database life cycle and daily management, from security patching and maintenance
runs to reindexing and query optimization. Because AWS owns the database and patches the
operating system, you can reduce the required maintenance work and utilize these talented
resources elsewhere.

Your organization can remove the undifferentiated heavy lifting of operating databases & focus
resources on business differentiating activities by moving to fully managed database services on
AWS with the help of vetted Amazon Partner Network Partners with proven expertise in database
development, administration, and migration.


  1. Migrate without the need to re-architect existing applications
  2. Reduce database administrative burden
  3. Expand your environment globally across multiple regions
  4. Cross-region automated backups

Solve New Problems with Purpose-Built Databases
The argument is simple.

AWS allows you to choose the databases you need, decouple your architecture, and select the
right database for the right use case. You may achieve your objective using a combination of
databases. There are fifteen purpose-built databases to choose from.


  1. Shift focus from maintenance to innovation
  2. Reallocate DBA resources to app-centric work
  3. Increased time to focus on mission-critical activities
  4. Increased time to focus on Business Insights around data

CONCLUSION: dbSeer: Three Reasons to Migrate and Modernize your database
dbSeer is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner whose team has considerable experience
creating a modern architecture in the cloud. dbseer and AWS database-migration
Learn more about migrating and modernizing your database with dbSeer. Reach out to dbSeer.

References: Database Freedom (amazon.com)

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