Learn more about database migration
Database migration projects are usually part of larger application modernization efforts. ABCloudz realizes that no two database migration projects look the same. Based on your business needs, we can provide you with a variety of choices for your database conversion project. They include retiring the application, multiple levels of interoperability, or simple data migration. Also, we can do a complete “fork-lift” replacement on the application and database. The choice is yours — just let us know how we can help you convert a database to a new platform!
Benefits of database migration
Usually, the main reasons behind database migration to a new platform are:
- Reduce maintenance costs and risks
- Increase the overall system’s performance
- Ensure seamless scalability of your apps
- Meet the latest industry and security standards
- Build a highly available solution
- Use the latest version of database software
- Adopt fast and reliable cloud services
Our experienced team of close to 500 solution architects, database experts, and software engineers migrated hundreds of databases on-premises and in the cloud. Make use of our proven experience with 16 different database management systems as well as with three major cloud providers to reach new heights and business goals. With our team of experts, you can rest assured that your data is to be handled with care, accuracy, and in coordination with meeting your deadlines.
The ABCloudz team will support your ongoing data operations after the migration. Consider leveraging our experience with BI consulting, mobile or web development, and more.
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Five application and database migration options
Here are the five migration options that we look at when trying to understand your application portfolio.
Retire the Application
Based on our migration assessment, we can help you identify unneeded applications as the first step to reduce maintenance costs.
Interoperability with the Current Application
In this option, enterprise customers are essentially leaving the current data transaction as is and implementing new capabilities outside of the current data platform.
An example of this would be where a customer has an Oracle database and would build SQL Server Integration, Analysis, Reporting, and Business Intelligence Services outside of the current data-store. In this case, you don’t need to perform Oracle data migration to SQL Server.
Migrate the data exclusively
ABCloudz can help you efficiently modernize and migrate your legacy database applications to database technologies such as SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc. We can deploy the new database solution in your data center or on cloud platforms like Azure, AWS, or GCP with minimal to no impact on your business continuity.
By utilizing a set of automated tools as well as proven data migration methodologies we can rapidly modernize your schema and move data to your target database platform. Then, we will perform unit and integration testing to validate data migration. Finally, we will execute the necessary application remediation efforts to recreate the application connection points to the new database. Your organization will quickly achieve the performance, scalability, security, and flexibility that are all part of your new data platform.
Rewrite the Application and Optimize for New Database Platform
It is often most cost-effective to rewrite the application to gain the performance and flexibility that you require. The ABCloudz team has deep knowledge of all major development tools and frameworks — from the Desktop and Mobile Devices to the Web or the Cloud. We can easily help you convert a database to a new platform and modernize your application to take advantage of any new platform.
Rehost the Application
Simply rehosting the current solution on a more cost-effective platform can provide immediate benefits. You can move your app from the mainframe to an x64 platform or rehost the application to the cloud. Now we envision that the cloud is driving the technology of tomorrow. Therefore, you should consider the cloud as a migration destination for your databases and applications. No matter what you choose, Microsoft Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform, ABCloudz can help you rehost your app. This approach will help achieve the scale, reliability, and lowered TCO you desire.
We are the experts in database migration
ABCloudz goes well beyond standard point-to-point migration service providers. We take a vested interest in your migration strategy, providing innovation, back-end integration, accelerated return on investment. Most importantly, we deliver an end-to-end solution that meets your business needs.
We start with a migration complexity assessment. Based on its results, our database engineers can quickly create a strategic migration plan. This will allow for migrating and transforming your current database assets. Then our team of experts will help you evaluate and implement the most cost-effective solutions for migrating and modernizing your database applications.
Over the last decade, ABCloudz has created and refined a multi-step program for helping our customer migrate their database assets. Our 12-step database migration plan allows us to easily develop a migration project plan. Take advantage of our unprecedented database conversion service expertise to understand the level of effort of each step, as shown below.
We support multiple database platforms for online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehouse workloads as a migration target for either on-premises or on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform.
Within the 12-step migration process, various stages require particular attention. Here are the types of steps we perform within each of these critical stages.
Many customers with solutions built on Oracle have come to realize that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are more convenient than running applications in data centers. In this case, DBAs can spend more time adding value to their business instead of supporting the application.
Simply fork-lifting your Oracle Database to run on virtual machines in the cloud requires extensive provisioning to meet scalability, high availability, and secure solutions. To help customers adopt managed database platforms like Amazon Aurora for PostgreSQL, Azure SQL Database, and Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL, we have developed a proven process called database unification.
Consider this process as a broad alternative to database migration as it allows for adding a new database platform to the existing one. After unification, application users will use the database platform of their choice.
The key benefits of Database Unification include:
- Lowering operating costs by moving to a SaaS model in the cloud using a less expensive database platform at its core
- Stay relevant as your competitors running on open-source MySQL or PostgreSQL don’t have to pay on-premises licenses for Oracle and other traditional databases
- Meet stringent governance and security regulations using the cloud along with the latest innovations for databases like row-level security, data encryption, and high-availability
- Build on a platform designed for the future that can use the latest technologies for deep learning, big data analytics, and more
Check out this page to learn more about our database unification process.
Technologies we use for database migrations
Here are several of the technologies that our experts and ABCloudz use to help estimate the level of effort for your database migration project and perform the automation of the database migration process.
Trust our team to provide you with SQL Server Migration Assistant support in migrating your Oracle, SAP ASE, IBM DB2, MySQL, and Microsoft Access databases to SQL Server or Azure SQL Database.
Put our Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services experience to use for seamless data extraction, transformation, and loading operations of any complexity.
Managing data and applications anywhere, the ABCloudz team has unprecedented experience in helping customers migrate databases, adopt cloud technologies, and optimize data environments. We’ve seen it all while accomplishing the most complex database migration projects, and our team is hardened by these challenges.
Learn the main reasons why you should consider database migration to the modern database platform and discover the generic migration benefits from the following video.