Compared to IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server provides better security, developer productivity, manageability, and also delivers on its promise to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Microsoft SQL Server provides out-of-the-box support for transparent data encryption, master data management, and self-service business intelligence. On the other hand, all these features are all expensive add-ons from IBM.
ABCloudz can provide you with a turnkey migration solution to Microsoft SQL Server.
Typical challenges that we see
Database migration is a daunting task with a lot of hidden issues and possible problems. With our extensive experience, we can overcome database migration challenges that you could face when you start to migrate IBM DB2 to SQL Server.
First of all, your IBM DB2 source code may include specific queries, which you need to replace with T-SQL equivalents. The ABCloudz team knows how to automate this conversion in order to make both database and application code compatible with SQL Server.
Also, before starting the migration, you should have a good understanding of your database workload including any key performance metrics and frequency of peak loads. The key to a proper comparison is a way to replay a workload. For example, you can do this through the SQL Server Distributed Replay feature or your own load harness.
Once under load, you can evaluate your new technology by monitoring pressure on CPU, Memory, IO Operations, and network traffic. By monitoring when the system is under pressure, the ABCloudz team can help determine if your technology is properly sized or if resources need to be adjusted.
ABCloudz can help you profile your existing environment and then grade your migration against that profile. Even if you choose to move your IBM DB2 workloads to the cloud, be sure to rely on our experienced team.
Sometimes you need a helping hand to get you started. So, here are some of our offers to help with assessments, using SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA), developing a future-state roadmap, or modernizing your data-consuming applications.
Future-State Architectural Design
Everyone is talking about the need for a digital transformation, but how do you get there? See how our future-state architecture design can use cutting edge technology to meet your organization’s needs.
Improve application performance with a move from DB2 to SQL Server
One of our customers supported a DB2-based reporting application. Their system included Java based web app and Informatica data management solution connected to DB2 databases. So, to provide a web interface for reporting needs they deployed a WebSphere server for hosting their Java application. With this interface, a small circle of users could create reports using data imported via Informatica.
Our customer wanted to reduce the maintenance costs and increase functionality. So, we came up with a solution to migrate IBM DB2 to SQL Server databases. Then we reconnected the application to the new database.
See how we migrated an application to the Microsoft SQL Server platform in the following video.
Leveraging your existing investments in migration technologies
Data integration tools play a big part in the successful migration of IBM DB2 databases to SQL Server. Ideally, you will want to minimize the changes to your data integration processes. We have extensive experience in the following platforms.
Learn how we can integrate your data from existing on-premises systems to the cloud, big data, and IoT systems leveraging IBM Datastage solutions. With our experience, you can to migrate your data really quickly.
Using Informatica solutions we can integrate your data from existing on-premises systems to the cloud, big data, and IoT systems smoothly and cost-effectively. Our solution architects will migrate the data accelerating time to value for your business goals.
We offer a fast and cost-effective way to connect. Clean and share cloud and on-premises data using the architecture that easily scales to respond to growing business requests.
Discover how we can help you use Attunity solutions to integrate your data from existing on-premises systems to the cloud, big data, and IoT systems within a short period of time. ABCloudz can flawlessly replicate your data between different types of databases and handle any data changes.
Supporting your SQL Server solutions after the migration
As part of our migration project, we offer training, support, consulting, and managed services for your SQL Server solutions. Obviously, you don’t want to go through the hassle of maintaining the day-to-day operations of your databases and applications? If not, be sure to check out our Operational Data Management service.