Even Seasoned IT Warriors Fumble When Migrating Data to the Cloud — The New Stack

If there is one operation that just about every IT leader dreads, it must be database migrations. So much so that CIOs have routinely pursued an avoidance strategy. Instead of grabbing the bull by the horns, database migrations are typically passed on to the next CIO.

However, the cloud is changing the database market rapidly now. While database vendors rarely seem to agree on anything, everybody seems to be eager to take a bite out of the $40 billion market of conventional databases. The days of databases as a product seem numbered. Databases as a service is the future.

Because of this tectonic shift, migrations are suddenly top of mind. Yet, the number of successful completions clearly negates the hype. If everybody wants to move, and every business needs the new technology, and plenty of “solutions” to help move are available, then why is it that success is so hard to come by? Continue Reading on Site

About Mike Waas, CEO Datometry

Mike Waas founded Datometry with the vision of redefining enterprise data management. In the past, Mike held key engineering positions at Microsoft, Amazon, Greenplum, EMC, and Pivotal. He earned an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Passau, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mike has co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed publications and has 20+ patents on data management to his name.