Database Migration to Amazon Aurora

Database Migration To Amazon Aurora

In this blog post we’ll show you how we migrated a critical Postgres database with 18Tb of data from Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) to Amazon Aurora, with minimal downtime. To do so, we’ll discuss our experience at Codacy.

We chose Amazon’sAuroradatabase as a solution for a few key reasons including: 1) automatic storage growth (up to 64Tb); 2) ease of migration from RDS and 3) performance benefits. Although, Aurora’s official docs only claimed up to a3x increase in throughput performanceover stock PostgreSQL 9.6, testimonials claimed thatperformance increased 12x, just by doing the migration to Aurora.