Greater efficiency and continuous access with Exalead Cloudview
Data Migration Challenges
Data migration is often necessary when formats or systems become obsolete; but the data they encapsulate remains valuable. Two of the main challenges associated with this task are:
Maintaining information access during the transition to new systems, and
Controlling costs associated with manual extraction and verification tasks.
EXALEAD CloudView™ provides a cost-effective solution for addressing both these challenges.
Ensure continuity of access
Speed data extraction and mapping
Improve data verification
Reduce migration costs
Ensure Continuity of Access
During migration, the CloudView index server provides continuous data access with a fast, intuitive, Web-style interface that users instantly adopt. With CloudView, there is no longer any need to lock employees out of important information resources just to accommodate the migration process.
In creating an index of your structured and/or unstructured data, CloudView essentially uncouples data from underlying production systems. This independent data layer can be accessed, searched and updated without affecting these underlying systems, ensuring critical business continuity during migration projects.
Speed Data Extraction & Mapping
The advanced data extraction and automatic classification capabilities of an industrial, Web-scale search engine such as EXALEAD CloudView can greatly increase the speed and accuracy of the extraction process.
CloudView includes highly efficient, built-in extraction capabilities for 320+ data formats, and it automatically categorizes, classifies, and organizes content based on both existing and independently deduced metadata. This enhanced view of extracted content can provide a wealth of new data attributes that can be leveraged when mapping existing information against the target system.
With CloudView 360, this mapping process is fully automated, with easy matching between the enhanced metadata and pre-defined target schemas.
The actual movement of data from Point A to Point B will affect the organization, and it's crucial to minimize downtime - especially in situations where data could change even as databases are restored from tape.
ComputerWorld Business Intelligence, How to Plan for Data Migration
Reduce Migration Costs
By ensuring continuous information access, CloudView reduces the costs related to lost productivity during a data migration. The automation and enhanced efficiency the system brings to each phase also significantly reduces labor costs associated with migration projects.