Migrating databases to the cloud is a critical part of organizations cloud journey and requires careful planning and architecture considerations including migration methods. This session will provide you with best practices and guidelines in migrating and/or architecting hybrid database architecture on AWS with focus on Microsoft SQL server databases. We will review current SQL on RDS, SQL on EC2 capabilities, compare and contrast various migration methods including SQL Export, Backup and Restore, and using AWS Database Migration Service (DMS). We will also look at how Expedia is migrating monolith SQL server databases to AWS using a hybrid approach leveraging SQL Server Distributed Availability Architecture. Expedia will share lessons learned during initial test and deployment phase followed by a demo of their existing architecture and deployment.