Database Migrations – Migrating from Proprietary Databases to Open Source Databases

Technology evolves, develops and improves over time. It can also become less expensive, even free. Open source software is creating a revolution on how data is stored and utilized. If you’re using an expensive proprietary database, especially one that’s useful life is nearing an end, you need to seriously consider an open source database like PostgreSQL.

Princeton IT Services has twenty years of database experience and the knowledge to answer your questions about a migration to PostgreSQL and, if it’s the right option for you, execute it expertly, on time and on budget.

Why change from your existing database?

Database migration is moving data from one platform to another. You may want to save money by moving to an open source database or find that it’s an especially good fit for your needs. The migration process can involve multiple phases, including assessing the current and future needs of your company, migrating the schema (the blueprint of how the database is structured), normalizing and moving the data. There also needs to be testing along the way.

There are many benefits of database migration, including,

Database migration can be complex, but due to Princeton IT Services’ experience and expertise, that complexity is addressed.

Locate your disparate databases and we will plan how to normalize your data and convert schemas.

It’s critical to ensure your data is safely moved without loss or corruption. We will engage in testingto make sure it won’t happen.

Security is also important. We can encrypt the data or remove personally identifiable information as a part of the migration process.

Database migration includes,

  • Assessment

    Business requirements need to be determined, costs and benefits will be assessed,there will be data profiling and a data migration plan will be developed.

  • Database schema conversion

    The schemas will be converted so that the structure of the data works with the new database.

  • Data migration

    This may involve scripting or using an Extraction, Transformation and Loading(ETL) tool or some other tool to move the data. The data will likely be transformed, data typesnormalized and checks will be made for errors.

  • Testing

    After the data is moved, we will verify it was moved correctly, it’s complete, there are no missing values or null values, and the data is valid.

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Why migrate to the open source databasePostgreSQL?

Database migration is moving data from one platform to another. You may want to save money by moving to an open source database or find that it’s an especially good fit for your needs. The migration process can involve multiple phases, including assessing the current and future needs of your company, migrating the schema (the blueprint of how the database is structured), normalizing and moving the data. There also needs to be testing along the way.

PostgreSQLis owned by an organization, not a corporation. They are committed to providing a secure database, backed by a large community of developers

There are no payment plans or licensing fees because PostgreSQL is free. What could you do with the money you’re now paying for your proprietary database?

The design and function of this database enable developers to manage Web services and data warehousing for back-end applications effortlessly.

PostgreSQL has a strong reputation for its proven architecture, reliability, data integrity, features and extensibility (data types can be defined, custom functions built and code from different programming languages can be used without having to recompile the database).

It has many features that help developers build applications, help administrators protect data integrity and build fault-tolerant environments, and help you manage your data no matter the size of the dataset.

Its performance is as good as, if not better than, Oracle, Microsoft, Sybase and other databases.

PostgreSQL receives new features every year, while other contract-based systems produce new features every two to three years.

Trust Princeton IT Services

We have two decades of experience working with heterogeneous database like Oracle, MS SQL Server, DB2, MySQL and PostgreSQL. We will review your current database structure and map it to the target database and make sure, after the migration to new database, applications are performing same or better without loss in functionality or data.

Migrating to PostgreSQL is not as complicated as you may think. You may fear the unknown so ask us questions. Learn the truth about migrating from a proprietary to an open source database like PostgreSQL and decide whether it’s right for you. If it is, we will put the right plan into action to make sure your migration runs smoothly.

If you want to learn more about migrating from a proprietary to an open source database and how it can help your business, contact Princeton IT Services today.

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