Amazon’s shopper enterprise says bye bye to Oracle databases, strikes to AWS



AWS’ slide on the Amazon shopper enterprise migration to AWS is titled bye bye Oracle. 

Oracle CTO Larry Ellison has continuously mocked Amazon for not transferring off of his firm’s databases, however now Amazon Net Companies is claiming the final chuckle.

AWS stated that Amazon’s shopper enterprise has decommissioned its closing Oracle database and migrated 75 petabytes of knowledge in almost 7,500 Oracle databases to a number of AWS database companies.

The transfer could put to mattress what has develop into a enjoyable volley of trash speaking between Oracle and AWS, however the wonderful print of the migration could preserve the arguments going. Ellison has a little bit of an obsession with AWS and just lately dinged the cloud supplier at its Open World convention. AWS nonetheless leads the cloud companies standings. 

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In its weblog put up, AWS outlined its transfer from Oracle, which is able to inevitably be used as a case examine to pitch clients. AWS additionally titled its migration slide “bye bye Oracle.”

Over time we realized that we have been spending an excessive amount of time managing and scaling hundreds of legacy Oracle databases. As a substitute of specializing in high-value differentiated work, our database directors (DBAs) spent quite a lot of time merely retaining the lights on whereas transaction charges climbed and the general quantity of saved knowledge mounted. This included time spent coping with complicated & inefficient provisioning, license administration, and plenty of different points that at the moment are greatest dealt with by trendy, managed database companies.

Now Oracle would keep that its Autonomous Database takes these hours of admin out of the equation. Oracle would additionally argue that AWS ought to have moved to its optimized cloud.

However let’s get actual. AWS will get extra advertising returns out of this Amazon shopper migration than ever. Greater than 100 groups in Amazon’s shopper enterprise contributed and the AWS transfer provides it a goal constructed strategy to databases. Once more, Oracle would argue that results in database sprawl. It is usually value noting that Amazon nonetheless has some Oracle databases. AWS defined: “Some third-party functions are tightly certain to Oracle and weren’t migrated.”

However typically talking, Amazon’s shopper unit moved most techniques to AWS databases corresponding to Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), and Amazon Redshift. The migration lined 100% of Amazon’s proprietary techniques.

As for returns, Amazon is claiming that it decreased database prices by greater than 60% with latency reductions of 40% and database admin overhead by 70%.

The info moved from Oracle to AWS is sizable. As an example, the client fraud crew moved 40TB of knowledge and monetary ledger moved 120TB of knowledge.