Today, Microsoft has announced a new collaboration with software development company Informatica in order to make cloud analytics migration for customers a much more efficient process. Both firms will be making personnel and resources available as part of this offering, with three targeted aspects being highlighted - namely, free evaluation, free code conversion, and a hands-on approach.
Microsoft has noted that even customers that have been working with analytics appliances for a long time, migrating these workloads to the cloud can still be a difficult task to undertake. For this reason, Azure and Informatica will be providing their services to help these customers analyze their data estate and work out various possibilities of migration. This will be cost them no extra money, nor will it affect their existing systems.
Furthermore, it will be completely free for customers to convert existing database schemas for the proof of value stage, as well as when fully migrating services to Azure. This is noted to be an integral part of the whole procedure. In addition to the aforementioned assistance, customers will also be able to avail an SQL Data Warehouse subscription while the proof of value is executed.
Finally, those that migrate their cloud analytics systems to Azure will also be provided help from Azure SQL Data Warehouse experts present on-site. Aside from supporting customers in making the initial assessment and passing the proof of value phase, they will also be providing guidance regarding the best practice to undertake during the whole affair.
Interested companies can register for the Azure and Informatica webinar to learn more, and can also sign up for a free Informatica: Cloud Data Warehouse Modernization on Azure workshop.