Since the excitement of AWS re:Invent 2018, your author has been experimenting with new ways to leverage AWS services to increase efficiencies, speed processes, and reduce costs. I was recently told of a situation encountered with AWS RDS—relative to a traditional data refresh process—that was in use due to access limitations in the RDS service for Microsoft SQL Server. Although I’m an infrastructure engineer and technologist, I’m certainly not a database administrator. Even so, I just knew that there was some way AWS could be used to make this process work without friction. I found a solution with AWS Database Migration Service (DMS).