I’m often asked, “How can I relocate data to the cloud, and improve the databases, applications, security, governance, and dataops as the migration occurs?” Everyone is looking for a shortcut or a magical tool that will migrate and automatically improve the state of the data. Sorry, that magic does not yet exist.
In the meantime, a nonmagical migration process provides the best odds of success. Before we explore that process, I’ll mention a few things:
First, cloud relocation does not use a waterfall approach. Certain tasks need to be completed to move on to the next tasks, but not all.