In our blog An Easy Migration - Is There Such a Thing? we looked at a number of things that should be considered when refreshing your data warehouse technology. In this blog we’ll explore the nuts and bolts of the actual data migration and how you can and should consider data migration tools to do the heavy lifting for you.
“Migrate with One Command”, “Be production-ready in a day”, “Seamless Data Migration” – these are real statements from major data warehousing vendors. They imply that you can experience an effortless data migration to their platform. These claims are compelling, but is there really such a thing as an easy data migration? Based on our experience, data migrations are not easy and definitely not effortless. Sure, the mechanics of moving data from one environment to another have been streamlined by increasingly sophisticated tools, but the physical movement of data is really only a tiny part of a data migration project. It’s like moving house. The truck carrying your stuff may be new, with the latest gadgets for efficient loading and a state of the arts driver's cabin for a smooth ride, but as we all know there is a lot more to a move than that.
In this blog we share some information about the Modern Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse from the evolution of business intelligence, through the data warehousing revolution to the modern day where a new generation of data warehouses such as Yellowbrick are located on-site, in the cloud or as a hybrid of the two.