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“Over the years, we have amassed terabytes of data, which is at the core of everything we do,” says Jeff Gheen, Senior Director of Business Analytics at BMC. “And the crown jewel is our data warehouse, which helps us support our customers’ growing data demands and drives insights that will make them future-ready.”
When BMC began to outgrow its existing IBM Netezza data warehouse, the company seized the opportunity to modernize its own data platform by moving to the cloud. By switching to a Snowflake data warehouse, BMC could harness the scalability of the cloud to ingest more data and meet growing data demands.
But first, BMC needed to rethink its data integration strategy. Developers would need to rewrite code from scratch—a project that could potentially take years. As a longtime Informatica customer, BMC relied on Informatica PowerCenter for data integration and management. Migrating to Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) would allow BMC to complete its cloud journey using the Informatica solutions that it trusts.
After reaching out to Informatica for advice, Informatica invited BMC to become the first customer to participate in the Migration Factory approach. Informatica’s Migration Factory is a combination of automation tools, processes, and Informatica expertise that analyzes PowerCenter repositories to identify mappings, sessions, and workflows to deliver automated, cost efficient, and risk-free conversion of PowerCenter mappings to IDMC.
“The data warehouse is the backbone of our entire analytics ecosystem. We started asking ourselves if there was another way to get data integration into the cloud as efficiently as possible with minimal risk,” says Gheen. “Informatica offered another solution: become customer zero for the Migration Factory to make the move from PowerCenter to IDMC quickly and painlessly.”
Modernizing to the Cloud in 6 months at nearly half the cost
Informatica supported migration at every step of the way to help BMC maximize the value of its cloud environment, from assessment and planning to testing, automation, and orchestration. “Modernizing from PowerCenter to IDMC allows us to continue working with Informatica products that we love—even reusing the business logic and mappings that we have developed over the years—and allows us to accelerate our migration initiative, all while taking advantage of all of the flexibility and agility that the cloud offers,” says Gheen.
Increasing cloud data availability for anytime access
Having found success with IDMC and Snowflake for data integration, BMC is ready to take advantage of the cloud across its data platform. BMC plans to dive deeper into its data fabric to make data more available to more users with data catalog and data governance powered by IDMC. The company also wants to migrate Informatica MDM from its current on-premises environment to the cloud, which will allow it to boost agility while taking advantage of the latest features and enhancements.
“It was clear that Informatica Professional Services was as deeply invested in our success as we were,” says Gheen. “We had daily scrums to work through sprints, identify issues, and fix them right away. It was a fantastic experience, which is why we’re so excited to keep working with Informatica on our continued transition to the cloud.”
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