What is Google Cloud migration? Essentially, migrating the data, applications and other elements of your business to a Google Cloud based computing platform. Not all Google Cloud migrations are equal. Transferring applications and data from an on-site data center and server to the unsecured Google Cloud is certainly one type of migration companies with non-sensitive operations might undertake.
However, it is just as likely for Cloud migration to involve migration from one type of Cloud to another – typically one that offers specialized security or services relevant to that specific data type. There is also a trend for activities to Uncloud, where data and applications are relocated back to an onsite server from the Google Cloud.
Migrate to PostgreSQL or MySQL
Migrating your database for MySQL to PostgreSQL is a big step to take – but it may be an essential base. Migration to PostgreSQL is being incorporated by more and more companies, just as migrations to Google Cloud are intensifying.
However, one should keep in mind a few pointers about the differences between the two databases before taking the plunge and migrating to PostgreSQL:
- For on-premise hosting of PostgreSQL
- Bare metal hosts (in contrast to Virtual Machines) are by far the optimal choice for hosting PostgreSQL.
- For Cloud, such as Google Cloud hosting, make sure the IOPS allocated to the Cloud host matches the database activity level.
Migrate to Cloud SQL
Interested in migrating your database to Cloud SQL? You are not alone.
Cloud SQL is MySQL or PostgreSQL Managed Services saving the cost and effort of managing database and its host .
Given the rising popularity of Google Cloud, many are making the same choice. However, the key question involved in migrating to Cloud SQL is how to do so while minimizing or eliminating downtime. The best answer is to implement a workaround to avoid the RDS outage limitations.
Let us know if this works for you!