To achieve greater efficiency and agility and reduce IT expenditures, more firms are now relocating their workloads and data to new types of data storage and processing systems as well as cloud-based services. As businesses adopt new technologies and transition to the public cloud or hybrid infrastructures, they need tools that allow them to move large data sets to new platforms on-premises and in the cloud easily, quickly, and without disrupting user access.
With the right database migration tool, or an easy-to-use, high-performance data integration tool, businesses can move their data to the cloud and to new platforms seamlessly, efficiently, and without negatively impacting the performance of their source systems.
A database migration tool allows firms to transfer data from one type of database to another, or from a database to another type of data repository such as a data warehouse or data lake, without having to rely on manual coding or overly complicated ETL tools. A database migration tool leverages database replication software to facilitate smooth transitions from one system to another, with minimal or no downtime. As opposed to using other methods for migration such as copying database files or exporting database contents, using a replication-based database migration tool allows you to maintain both database and operating system integrity and avoid data consistency issues.
By employing a modern database migration tool, you can avoid time-consuming hand-coding and instead configure and execute migrations with a graphical designer or mapping tool. If equipped with log-based change data capture technology, data migration software enables you to carry out low-impact, low-latency continuous data replication, letting you implement zero-downtime migrations and pre-switchover testing or fallback post-switchover, if necessary. Providing you with various built-in tools and capabilities, a database migration tool helps you mitigate risk while accelerating and lowering the cost of migration projects.
Building on more than two decades of experience in delivering data replication technology for the enterprise, Qlik has developed an innovative data ingestion and replication platform suitable for a wide variety of platforms and usage scenarios including Oracle to Hadoop data migration and other big data integration projects. Our solutions feature an intuitive graphical user interface with drag-and-drop functionality that eliminates the need for manual coding as well as our unique change data capture technology for real-time data integration and zero-downtime database migrations.
Qlik Replicate® supports homogenous as well as heterogeneous data migration between the broadest range of systems, including all major relational databases, data warehouses, and Hadoop distributions. For heterogeneous replication tasks, Qlik Replicate automatically converts your source's database schema to the appropriate format for your target system and dynamically replicates DDL changes made to that schema. Qlik Replicate also offers seamless recovery from the exact point of failure in the case of network outages and other types of interruptions—giving you peace of mind and facilitating painless, seamless migrations.