MOLT goes live: Migrating to CockroachDB with minimal downtime

Database migrations are hard. There are teams to coordinate, end users to notify, schemas to convert, data to move, and deadlines to hit. Every step needs to be validated along the way. The MOLT tooling suite from Cockroach Labs helps de-risk the technical steps of migrating to CockroachDB. In this talk, we'll walk through three migration paths we recommend, the tools that help in each case, and perform a demo of cutting over an application while ensuring data consistency and minimizing end-user impact using the new MOLT Live Migration Service.