Alex Nelson
APR 20, 2020
5 min read
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Discover what leading data analytics experts recommend for planning and preparing a successful cloud data migration project.

We recently hosted a new webinar entitled, “4 Steps for Successful Cloud Data Migration.”

During the webinar, we walked through four key steps to optimize this process: defining a successful migration, tool and data stack selection, optimizing and showcasing business value, and best practices around organizational roll out.

Check out some highlights below and if you couldn’t make the live event, you can watch the on-demand video here at your convenience.


1. Defining a Successful Migration

We broke down migration and conversion approach into two phases, including As-Is Migration (migrating table structure and data from source to target data warehouse as-is) and Incremental Re-Design (gradually redesigning and building the new platform to feed directly from sources based on priorities, complexity, etc.).

We also analyzed change data capture (CDC) versus batch incremental loads and how to best approach.


2. Tool & Data Stack Selection

Using the as-is migration and incremental re-design phases as indicators on what to tackle first, we covered the intricacies of extraction methods, data security, budget, deployment, scalability/flexibility, and user management to determine how to best approach tool and data stack selection for your organization.


3. Optimizing & Showcasing Business Value

Understanding that you’re going to run a proof-of-concept (POC), how do you get the most out of your POC given the tools that you’ve selected for your cloud migration project? We discussed different approaches, resources, and scopes you can implement in addition to defining success criteria and highlighting the importance of timing.


4. Best Practices around Organizational Roll Out

Once you’ve moved forward with your cloud migration initiative, it’s critical to strategize your organizational roll out. We covered building vs. buying solutions and services, how to onboard users, creating synergies between data silos, and the significance of company communication and training resources to successfully scale your project.

The webinar wrapped up with an engaging Q&A session where we discussed more about Rivery’s products and how they align with the different stages of a cloud migration process.

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