Maximize Database Performance

Companies that want to modernize their IT environments need to replace on-premises databases with purpose-built cloud infrastructure. ClearScale can help you migrate and modernize your legacy databases on the AWS cloud platform, giving you the processing power, scalability, and uptime needed to support your most complex applications at a lower overall cost.

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Leverage Managed Databases

Automate provisioning, managing, and scaling databases, allowing you to focus on higher-value app development work with purpose-built databases.

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Regain Database Freedom

Replace your inflexible commercial databases with cloud-optimized, open source-compatible databases that provide better performance at a lower cost.

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Increase Database Scalability

Take advantage of near-unlimited database scalability and high availability in the cloud, ensuring your database is available for your apps at all times.

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Why Choose ClearScale as Your Cloud Databases Consulting Partner?

Robust Cloud Database Management Experience

ClearScale has earned both the Migration and Data & Analytics Competencies from AWS, both of which are relevant when it comes to cloud databases. We can set you up with secure databases that meet the demands of your business, lower your total cost of ownership, and ensure high application availability at all times.

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Expertise in Key AWS Database Services

As an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, ClearScale has completed 1000+ cloud projects for companies across all industries. Our team understands what it takes to migrate and modernize databases on the cloud. We have deep experience implementing cloud services, such as Amazon Aurora, Amazon Neptune, and Amazon DynamoDB, that enable enterprises to meet their overarching objectives.

Common Database Use Cases

Managed Databases

Leverage fully managed database services to automate time-consuming tasks related to setting up, managing, and scaling your databases.

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Database Migration

Migrate legacy commercial databases to the cloud, breaking free of punitive licensing terms, proprietary technology, and higher costs.

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Database Modernization

Modernize existing databases to be more resilient, flexible, and cost-efficient, improving the overall performance of your mission-critical applications.

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“When it came time to upgrade our legacy database, we recognized an opportunity to modernize in the cloud and improve the availability and scalability of our core application. But we also recognized that we needed an expert partner with significant experience in complex AWS migration and modernization projects. We found that partner in ClearScale and were rewarded with a new solution that will both save us money and support our ambitious growth plans.”

- John Davis, VP of Product, eTeamSponsor

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“We could not keep or upgrade the physical data center since it was a cost overhead for us and not aligned with our long-term strategy; the tech was foreign – we had no in-house expertise on MSSQL and associated products – so we appealed to the AWS team and the AWS Premier Consulting Network. With ClearScale we found a trusted partner who could get us out of the data center on time, kept us in the loop with regular updates and good project planning, and delivered a modern, well-suited architecture.”

- Alin Nica, Head of Platform Integrations, Spark Networks

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“I really appreciated how responsive ClearScale was as the project hit unexpected issues and how they effectively solved them. ClearScale was always easy to communicate with and our project manager kept us in the loop.’No surprises’ is a great thing to get from any partner.”

- Abhijit Dey, SVP, Product Development, Agari

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of migrating databases to AWS?

More and more organizations are migrating on-premises databases to AWS to boost performance, reduce costs, and maximize reliability. Legacy databases are less flexible and scalable. They also require more administrative oversight to ensure security and resilience. With cloud-native database solutions, like those offered by AWS, it’s much easier to ensure database uptime, access immense processing power, and match volatile demand.

What are the advantages of using managed database solutions on AWS?

AWS offers managed database solutions, which means the cloud provider takes on much of the management work that would otherwise fall on IT teams. For instance, AWS will handle server provisioning, patching, and backups. Organizations can lean on AWS to monitor databases continuously and speed up time-consuming processes, like setting up, managing, and scaling new databases. With this additional capacity, in-house engineering teams can focus more on higher-value activities such as innovating, rather than maintaining.

What database services does AWS offer?

AWS has a robust suite of database services that cover all major database types, from relational and NoSQL databases to graph and time series databases. Some of AWS’ most popular database services included Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Neptune. With these AWS database services, launching modern applications that take advantage of the latest cloud technologies is far less intimidating.

What is involved in database modernizations?

Database modernizations aim to improve database performance in multiple ways. Modernizations may involve implementing ongoing monitoring and logging or switching over to pay-as-you-go compute pricing without sacrificing commercial-grade performance. Databases in AWS allow you to go deep in modernization with schema updates and application refactoring, all without the worry of capacity provisioning. Modernizations can also mean leveraging AWS availability zones and refactoring databases for better performance on the cloud.

What are the most common database migration paths?

The most common database migration paths involve moving from Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon Aurora or RDS for PostgreSQL or MySQL, moving from Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB or Keyspaces, moving from MongoDB to Amazon DocumentDB, or moving from Netezza and Teradata to Amazon Redshift. In many cases, it makes sense to work with a database migration partner, like ClearScale, who has the knowledge and experience to execute all of these paths.

What are purpose-built databases?

Purpose-built database engines are designed to meet particular business or application requirements. In the past, organizations were stuck with relational databases. Now, cloud providers like AWS offer 15+ purpose-built databases that are better tailored to specific applications. For example, Amazon Neptune is well-suited for managing graph relationships, while Amazon DocumentDB exists for document storage. Developers can now start with an engine that is better aligned with their database end goals.