Data Migration

Database migration is a sensitive process. It requires an assessment of your data structures, needs and applications – both current and future, and it may require numerous iterations and testing stages to ensure your schema, data, functions and procedures are all fully and properly migrated. Whether your source is on premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment, whatever the technology - SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and more, Comm-IT will help you complete a cohesive and complete data migration.

The three main benefits to data migration are simple and crucial for your organization to continually compete in the ever-evolving cloud computing era:

Savings

A managed database service, based in the cloud, can save your organization significant monies regarding both infrastructure and manpower.

Modern data needs

Modern apps require modern solutions, whether handling big data, real-time data ingestion, rapid response speeds or complex ML and AI algorithms. Legacy database systems are being replaced with more flexible solutions, such as column stores and data lakes.

One Source of Truth

No system can operate today without having all the informations regarding each customer, company service or asset, from usage, billing and to simple information such as name and address, fully coordinated. Marketing, IT and Finance all need to be on the same page, and with more companies looking at increasingly expanding their global outreach, they will have no choice but to speak the same information-language throughout the organization.

The Process of Data Migration

Analyze

Design

‍Deliver

Analyze

Asking the Right Questions

Our data architects have 360° vision and vast experience. They will sit with you to define what business needs and requirements lead the process, and will assess the costs and benefits, based on data profiling. They will provide a plan for how to move the data, according to the source, destination and environment.

Design

Database schema conversion

After the profile is complete, each database’s schema – the blueprint of its structure – has to be plotted out. and it varies based on the rules of a given database. In order for the migration to succeed, the architecture of the databases needs to be compatible. It does not have to be a replica – they simply have to work together. Our data experts will create the correct schema for your data needs.

Delivery

Moving the Data and Testing it

Each migration is unique, and each database will require specific configurations and adaptations. Whether utilizing an automated tool, scripting specific code or recreating stored procedures and functions, solution. Our data specialists will transform the data, normalize data types, and check for errors. In addition, the process requires continual testing and tuning throughout. It is not enough to verify that data was moved, you have to check that it was moved correctly and completely, and that the intended data results can be achieved.