What is your favorite way to recover data from your legacy systems?

Export data in files with batch jobs22%

API wrappers on top of legacy35%

Change Data Capture + Message Broker20%


Direct access to legacy db tables9%

Digital Integration Hub4%

None of them (please add in the comment)1%


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CTO in Software, 51 - 200 employees
I’m looking to the outcome of the pool and I’m surprised that files and APIs still the preferred ways to access to legacy data. Why?

Files are prone to parsing error and data quality.

APIs may overload the legacy system.

What your opinion is?

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Slow recovery response times35%

Data availability is limited47%

Too expensive to scale effectively52%

Difficult to manage for widespread use38%

Prone to misconfiguration12%

No - There are no drawbacks7%


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Ability to scale with demand (e.g. incoming requests)21%

Incoming privacy laws and their impact36%

Cost (including staff resources allocated)14%

End user experience10%

Security risks13%

Human error6%



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