Data Migration

Data migration is complicated. Whether you're migrating from on-prem to cloud or vice versa, we've done it all.

We know data migration

Want to migrate your data without the guesswork, concerns about incompatible schema or unreachable data destinations, worries about future schema or data type changes, or compliance headaches? Alooma makes it simple.
Plan, without the complexity

Plan, without the complexity

Our data experts can eliminate the guesswork from planning, execution, and maintenance of your data pipeline. We'll help you migrate with a managed service that's right for you!
Preprocess your source data

Preprocess your source data

Select, prepare, extract, and transform all your source data prior to transfer to the data warehouse.
Migrate your data, all of it

Migrate your data, all of it

Alooma can handle hundreds of data sources and destinations. Move your data with the confidence of best practices, built right in.
Drill down for finer insights

Drill down for finer insights

Want to know about events as they are passing through the pipe? Use Alooma Live with your running queue to drill down to single events.
Rest assured, changes are easy.

Rest assured, changes are easy.

Did your requirements change? Your schema? New data sources? Different data destination? Alooma lets you add new sources and destinations, and adjust your schemas, on the fly.
Be compliant

Be compliant

Alooma is proudly 100% SOC 2 Type II, ISO27001, HIPAA, and GDPR compliant, and our supported cloud service providers meet the strictest standards in the industry.

Learn more about data migration

What is data migration?

Data migration is the process of transferring data between computer storage systems. Data migration is holistic: selection, preparation, extraction, and transformation of your data all take place prior to transferring it to the new system. After transfer, migration concludes with the validation of migrated data, and the decommissioning of the old storage infrastructure.

An enterprise may want to migrate their data in order to:

  • increase their data storage capacity or flexibility;
  • move from one database vendor to another;
  • upgrade an existing database's software or dependencies;
  • address performance issues;
  • implement disaster recovery;
  • reduce the physical footprint of their data centers;
  • relocate their data centers;
  • adopt a new technology.

As a key part of system implementation, data migration is, when possible, automated in order to free up human resources for more strategic tasks.

What is the data migration process?

The planning phase involves analyzing current and future storage environments and dependencies, while eliciting requirements, and creating tools and procedures to support the migration.

A plan is developed that does the following:

  1. defines the data and method of migration;
  2. assesses risk and impacts, and accounts for potential issues;
  3. documents new hardware and software architecture to be used;
  4. describes your migration and verification procedures;
  5. envisions a test plan for validating the migrations completeness.

In parallel with the plan, a team will typically create automated tools and scripts to support the migration and validation procedures.

Your migration phase will have your team using your tools and scripts to move your data to the new environment. Finally, your post-migration phase emcompasses running your validation scripts to ensure migration completeness.

Common challenges with migrating data

When something doesn't work correctly during your migration process, it may be necessary to run your process iteratively, instead of in a single pass. This can make the validation phase more challenging as a result.

You will need to do root-cause analysis at each step to identify what's not working correctly, then restart the process.

Your legacy system may contain redundant or obsolete data, or there may be schema mismatches between your legacy and future systems. You may even experience hardware and software dependencies or version mismatches during your shift to the new system.

This isn't a comprehensive list — each migration has its own challenges — but it should give you a taste of what to expect.

How Alooma helps migrate your data

While data migration can be daunting, Alooma's experts are here to help! We support the widest possible range of source formats and data destinations with low latency, massive scalability, and unparalleled accuracy.

Alooma can take the guesswork out of planning, execution, and validating your data migration, saving you time, money and trips back to the drawing board.


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