by: Mike Waas

With Datometry, Azure breaks the last of the data silos

The last thing IT leaders need is yet another place to store data. Adoption of specialized technology for analytics has created silos over silos. Not only has governance become a nightmare, effectiveness and productivity have long suffered, too. Arguably, the worst of the silos is legacy data warehousing.

Microsoft, yet again, stepped up the game and positions Synapse as the single hub for all analytics. With its “Insights for All” campaign, Azure Synapse aims to put an end to silos. All silos, that is. This promises to become a strong foundation for all future analytics needs.

It leaves only one problem. How do you get from where you are to Synapse? The most iconic brands and enterprises all have this in common: they need to overcome the vendor lock-in of their Teradata system. In particular, how to migrate Teradata applications to Synapse?

Insights for all — a bold proposition

Microsoft just made a big splash with its latest campaign. Synapse targets the ever-increasing fragmentation of data management and governance, the bane of all data management. No space has been affected as adversely as data warehousing and analytics. Years of adoption of often over-hyped technology created a chaos of silos across the enterprise.

With Synapse, an amazingly broad spectrum of language support and APIs brings otherwise disparate teams finally under one roof. Catering to operations and data scientists, it combines the mission critical with the exploratory. Come as you are and do what you need to do—all on one platform.

Also, Azure Synapse completely eliminates the need for a third-party data warehouse. After all, you would only extract data from it, process it with Azure native solutions, and put it back afterward, anyway.

How to crack the Teradata silo?

Ok, so the future looks bright. All your data will be managed in one place. A vast array of data processing capabilities can be unleashed on your data—including a wealth of vertical-specific solutions on marketplace. On top of this, your data center lease is about to run out which will give you and your team the last push you might need to start this transformation.

Wait, what are you going to do with your Teradata appliance? The old centerpiece of your data infrastructure becomes the pivot. You have basically two options. You can move to Teradata on Azure and give away the actual cloud advantage and try to live with the consequences. Or, you could rewrite all applications from Teradata to Synapse.

While the former preserves the silo and neuters your cloud initiative, the latter will be a multi-year undertaking with tremendous cost and unclear outcome. However, without cracking the Teradata silo, your cloud strategy will remain incomplete and critically ineffective.

Datometry makes Azure “speak Teradata”

What if you could just take your trusted business applications—written for Teradata, refined and curated over the years—and run them on Azure Synapse? What if you didn’t have to rewrite and reinvent ETL? And BI? What if your business could be up and running on day one without a multi-year transition phase?

Datometry Hyper-Q is the virtualization platform that lets you do just that. Bring your existing applications, your entire existing architecture, and be effective immediately. Database virtualization gives you a fast path to both adoption and value. With Datometry, any application written for Teradata runs now on Azure Synapse.

Most critical for decision makers, however, is that Datometry lets you separate the actual move to the cloud from any modernization efforts. This reduces risk drastically as the initial move is no longer burdened with the inevitable scope creep of a simultaneous modernization.

And once you have moved, new applications can be built on Azure Synapse directly. You’ve unlocked the best of both worlds. You will be outpacing your competition whose IT and business units are taxed with migration chores for years to come. Instead, you are able to apply capital directly toward top-line growth.

Get ready for lift-off

Datometry has created a 6-step program to guide enterprises through the process of replatforming to Azure Synapse. Starting with an assessment and an in-depth examination of your existing system, Datometry provides you with clarity and actionable insights from the get-go.

With Datometry, enterprises can avoid the guesswork. You don’t need to invest time or money in a typical POC that only showcases the vendor’s sweet spot but has little practical relevance. Instead, you’ll see your workloads on your data as you evaluate the solution.

Datometry gives you the unique capability to compare both stacks in side-by-side tests. Since both deliver identical results, testing is not only highly effective but accurate. This gives you instant confidence in the joint solution of Synapse and Datometry. But side-by-side testing extends beyond just correctness. You get apples-to-apples comparison of performance and scalability, too.

Jump-start your transformation with Datometry qInsight, a fully automated analysis of your existing Teradata environment. Contact your Microsoft representative and see if you qualify for a free assessment, a $9,995 value, courtesy of Microsoft.

Analytics for all is well within reach!

About Mike Waas CEO

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.