To The Cloud!

Many executives are joining a rush to move business functions to the Cloud. Salesmen promise easy maintenance, low cost, and minimal headaches. Management is now telling IT to start moving applications to the Cloud, but many projects have been bumpy and costs have soared.

A recent customer went through this exercise. Management said: “We want a hybrid strategy. We want a phased migration of critical data warehouse elements and reports to the Cloud. We’d like a project deadline of 8-14 months.”

There were thousands of Oracle ETL jobs and stored procedures. There were hundreds of Oracle reports. Project managers used automated lineage to know where to start:

  • Map all object dependencies prior to migration
  • Target high-priority tables to migrate first
  • Real-time color-coded documentation of new vs old before, during, and after migration

ROI savings for this particular project:

  • Hard dollars: Delivered on budget with minimal rework
  • Soft dollars: Delivered on time saving business interruption and rework. Facilitated focused project plan and ordered tasks for migration. New lineage flows automatically documented supporting development, testing, and deployment as project progressed.

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