Published: 25 April 2023
Business transformation, the shift to digital and databases in the cloud are increasing demand for DBMS migrations. These migrations present challenges and traps for the unwary. Data and analytics leaders should ensure their organizations understand how to execute successful DBMS migrations.
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Many organizations are moving to the cloud and migrating their databases to being cloud native; often, this means moving those databases and their attendant applications from one DBMS to another.
DBMS migrations often take longer and are more costly than expected. Furthermore, as revealed in Gartner calls with clients, some fail.
Migrations are motivated by cost savings, performance improvements, enhanced capabilities such as elasticity, and strategic imperatives. The perceived risk inhibits them.
Ensuring success requires focused skill, discipline and commitment.
Data and analytics leaders choosing DBMS migrations as a data management solution should:
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