Mitigate the Risks of Migrating Applications and Data with Robust Data Migration Software

Data migration typically takes 30 to 40 percent of the effort in any new application project. Whether you’re implementing an entirely new enterprise application or consolidating, upgrading, or modernizing an existing one, a strong focus on data migration is essential to your overall project success.

But migrating applications and data carries a great deal of risk. Thirty-eight percent of these projects exceed schedule and budget, and nearly half go over significantly. The problem: data migration is more complex than most people realize. Data migration teams often find that required data is unavailable and undocumented, has unknown formats and data quality issues, and resides in many more legacy systems than originally believed. Further, the data must often be transformed and normalized to meet requirements of the target system. These issues frequently lead to bad data in the target application and overall project slips.

The Informatica Solution for Data Migration

The Informatica solution for data migration automates and streamlines data migration processes with a combination of data migration software, best-practice methodology, and experienced professional services. This combination reduces the risk of budget and schedule overruns and dramatically streamlines the data migration process. The result: ensured success of your application and data migration project.

With this solution, you can:

  • Reduce risks by using a proven, iterative data migration methodology that has been successful in hundreds of customer projects
  • Lower the overall costs of data migration projects
  • Save time with accelerated data extract, transform, load (ETL)
  • Boost productivity through industry-leading products
  • Increase efficiency by meeting all of your needs in data security, data subsetting, and data archiving with a single platform

Key Capabilities of the Informatica Solution for Data Migration

Unlike competing offerings, the Informatica solution for data migration has an experienced Professional Services staff along with a combination of data migration software and a proven, iterative methodology,that delivers results and lowers project risk for hundreds of customers. With industry-leading data integration and data quality rules along with unique capabilities, such as a GUI-based tool for highly projective data validation, Informatica delivers the industry’s best environment for complex and potentially risky projects. A broad product line of additional capabilities helps you deploy your initiative on time and on budget, ensuring success before and after your application go-live.

Based on the comprehensive, open, and unified data integration technology of the Informatica Platform, this solution features the following capabilities:

Data migration is a process that involves several product areas.  Only Informatica has the breadth of product line, integration, and advanced productivity to deliver the industry’s best environment for these complex and potentially risky projects.

Core Products, Features, and Options for Data Migration

Data Quality

Delivers pervasive data quality for all stakeholders, projects, applications using a single, unified platform.
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Data Explorer

Discovers and analyzes data, finding hidden risks, pinpointing structural issues, and preventing quality problems from spreading in data. Helps you quickly understand data relationships.
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PowerCenter

Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively—without hand coding. Provides a highly scalable platform for normalizing your data into target table formats and loading into new systems.
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Data Integration Hub

Simplifies the process of moving and transforming data in complex environments. Useful for data migration and ongoing operational data integration.
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PowerExchange

Accesses mission-critical data and delivers it throughout the enterprise, where and when it's needed. Provides connectivity to a wide variety of data sources.
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Metadata Manager

Enables developers to quickly understand the technical details and the data flows in complex data migration environments. Makes the environment self-documenting, reducing errors and speeding learning.
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Business Glossary

Engages business users in the data migration process. Provides tools for them to create, manage, and share critical business context that essential to the project.
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Data Validation Option

Creates tests to ensure that data has not been damaged by a data movement or transformation. This capability is unique to Informatica.
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Additional Products and Solutions for Data Migration

These products will help with your more advanced needs relating to enterprise data integration projects.

Data Masking

Ensures that sensitive data is masked before being moved into new systems during the migration.
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Test Data Management

Enables developers to take subsets of production data for testing purposes.
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ILM Data Archive

Reduces operational and maintenance costs of legacy systems. Once migrated to a new target system, the data on older systems can be archived and the systems retired.
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Data Replication

Provides a mechanism to quickly extract data from a legacy system with “zero impact” on that systems operational performance during data migrations.
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Proactive Monitoring

Delivers warnings of conditions in the data integration environment that can lead to errors. Enables developers to easily create rules to watch for these conditions.
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Master Data Management

Enables management of master data. Particularly useful when sharing master data across multiple applications.
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