The Great Migration: From SQL Server to AWS Aurora

Helen Anderson

This is a retrospective covering some of the learnings from ‘Project Aurora’. A nine-month project to migrate 60 Data Analyst users and all their objects from a legacy SQL Server database to a fit for purpose, scalable AWS Aurora database.

What I hope you take away from this post is not only that it’s very easy to get started with AWS. But that migration is a team sport. This project would not have been a success without the buy-in and support from the Data Analyst users.

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