Data migration is movement of data from an old system to a new one. Prior planning and efficient data migration strategies are necessary to initiate this move successfully. Here is a rundown of top techniques:
Step 1: Plan
A pre-migration impact assessment includes data integrity testing through meticulous data profiling, envisioning the impact of the migration, and forecasting the potential issues.
Step 2: Understand Risks
Understand the risks and consequences associated with data migration before making the move. Errors and delays can be costly and can lead to frustrating data outages for employees and customers.
Step 3: Fix Errors
If there are any data redundancies or orphaned data, take time to fix them before the migration; otherwise, they will nullify the whole process of migration.
Step 4: Automate
Manual migration is a slow and concentration-demanding process and can interfere with the business’s regular operations. Hence, the key data migration strategies revolve around looking for automated tools and processes that can help you make the move in a fast and efficient way.
Step 5: Familiarize
Moving across vendors and heterogeneous organizations can be fairly challenging and complicated. Make sure that you are thoroughly familiar with the new environment before the data migration move.
Exist BI has data migration specialists who can do the ground work for you and assist you in making the data migration through our Practical Data Migration (PDM) approach and data migration strategies.