During the planning phase you will identify and select source databases for migration, analyze schema to migrate, select a destination database, estimate capacity sizing and cost for the destination database.
Selecting the Database to Move
The decision to move workloads to the Cloud starts at the application level. As an organization decision, a particular application is chosen to move to Cloud with its entire stack. In these cases, the challenge for administrators is how to find the right set of schema and/or databases to move to the Cloud. With years of investment into building and fine tuning applications, dependencies within applications and database, it becomes nearly impossible to maintain a stable relationship among all dependent components using traditional methods.