Why organizations should move from on-prem to the cloud

Organizations across the world have been confirming a widespread preference for cloud migration. And it’s more than the cost advantage that the cloud offers. Moving their databases from on-prem to the cloud provides companies with unprecedented flexibility, security and, scalability they need to stay ahead of the competition.

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Benefits of Migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL/MySQL

  • Cost advantage

    With the high acquisition and support costs, Oracle database comes with a high TCO. Additionally, users need to pay for every new feature. PostgreSQL and MySQL, being open source do not require users to pay, even for additional features.

  • User support

    Customer support for Oracle database requires a high initial cost with an annual increase. PostgreSQL and MySQL, however, are open source databases and their large developer community provides all types of user assistance free of cost. Even if a user chooses a paid PostgreSQL/MySQL service for quicker help, it will still be economical when compared with Oracle database customer support.

  • Scalability

    While standard edition of Oracle database allows certain scalability, users need to opt for the enterprise edition for high workloads which is significantly expensive. PostgreSQL lets users manage both high for low volumes of workload as and when needed, with free scalability assistance. If workflow volume is low to moderate, PostgreSQL or MySQL makes a good fit for enterprise needs.

  • Availability of new features

    Although Oracle brings out new or updated database versions once in every two or three years, these versions are based on the user demand at the time. On the other hand, while PostgreSQL releases a new version only after four years, it stays on top of market trends and continues to add new functionalities according to the market needs.

  • Customization

    Another significant advantage of MySQL is easy customizability. MySQL allows a programmer to modify it according to the specific business requirement of the enterprise. Whereas Oracle does not give users the option to customize as it is a closed source.

  • User-friendliness

    Due to a rather complex engine, Oracle database requires specialized knowledge and skills to install, run, maintain, and scale it. PostgreSQL and MySQL are simple to learn and implement.

Benefits of Migrating from MongoDB to Cosmos DB

  • Scalability

    Cosmos DB offers impressive scalability to your MongoDB database for any storage and throughput. It assures low latency and predictable performance. So, when your applications grow with expanding business needs, you can scale easily in real-time.

  • Global distribution

    With Microsoft’s over 50 data centers globally, Cosmos DB can replicate your data across multiple regions in the world instantly. The global distribution and multi-region replication of Cosmos DB ensures high availability of data with consistency across the database.

  • Fully managed service

    Being a fully managed cloud services, Cosmos DB eliminates the need for infrastructure, operations management, server, VMs, and dependency on your IT team. This results in significant capital and bandwidth saving.

  • No schema or secondary indexing

    Cosmos DB provides users with automatic index management, so they do not need any schema or secondary index when creating a collection and starting the query. If you do not prefer the automatic indexing, you can change it according to your needs.

  • Enhanced availability and security

    With Cosmos DB, users can be assured of over 99% availability through multiple local replicas. It also prevents loss, corruption or breach of data in case of a failure.

Benefits of Migrating from IBM DB2 to PostgreSQL

  • Reduced TCO

    An open source database, PostgreSQL has a wider range of features with no acquisition and product support fee. This brings down the total cost of ownership for an enterprise.

  • No licensing risks

    Licensing rules associated with IBM DB2 are complex and stringent and an instance of non-compliance can lead to severe financial penalties. PostgreSQL, on the other hand, does not pose such license risk at any point of operations as it is distributed under a liberal license.

  • Enhanced capabilities

    PostgreSQL demonstrates excellent support with its capabilities to process and analyze large data volumes. So, if your enterprise churns out massive data, PostgreSQL’s powerful SQL engine can handle it well. Moreover, it is easy to further extend its capabilities as it allows you to develop logic, functions, and algorithms specific to your business operations.

  • Bigger talent pool

    Enterprises are increasingly adopting open source technology to enjoy the flexibility, cost-advantage, collaborative environment and other benefits it offers. As a result, more software professionals are looking to work for the organizations which embrace open source software. Besides, given its detailed online documentation, employees find it easy to understand PostgreSQL.

  • Wider support system

    Although IBM offers strong vendor support, PostgreSQL can provide an additional layer of SLA support from its large developer community round-the-clock. This means with PostgreSQL, a technical issue can be addressed and solved much faster.

Benefits of Migrating from SQL Server to MySQL

  • Cost-effectiveness

    MS SQL, being a proprietary product, requires purchasing licenses to run which are costly. The higher number of users and larger database size make running enterprise applications on SQL even more expensive. Whereas PostgreSQL and MySQL are open source databases which are free. However, users may have to pay for certain support.

  • Multiple storage engines

    While SQL server only used one engine, MySQL can support several storage engines. Besides, MySQL’s plug-in storage engine feature offers more flexibility. It gives a developer multiple options to choose from to create different designs using different tables specific to business objectives.

  • Community assistance

    Another significant advantage with open source databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL is a large community of developers which saves users from having to go to official support. Unlike in SQL, users can simply explore the web to get their PostgreSQL and MySQL concerns addressed at no cost.

  • Support for multiple languages

    Although both SQL and MySQL support PHP, Java, Python, C++, Python, Delhi, R, Go, Ruby, and VB, MySQL supports additional programming languages such as Perl, Eiffel, Tcl, Haskel, and Scheme. This garners additional interest for it from many developers.

Other reasons for migrating to MySQL are:

  • Microsoft’s mainstream support to SQL 2008 is ending.
  • PostgreSQL is compatible with several platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac, and Solaris among others while SQL server is only supported by Windows OS.
  • Data security risks are expected to increase after the deadline.
  • PostgreSQL and MySQL require minimum provisioning and managing costs and are easier to install.

How Zen3 Adds Value

We facilitate migrating your workload from the source system to the target system with minimal workload disruption. In addition to providing guidance for a smooth, risk-free and scalable migration at every stage, we ensure:

  • Streamlined Asset Discovery
  • Detailed TCO Insight
  • Comprehensive Migration Analytics
  • Data Security and Safety
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Why Choose Us

Zen3 is a Microsoft Preferred Partner delivering services in the areas of application development and maintenance, data and advanced analytics, infra and DevOps, and customer support services. We have experience in delivering simpler, safer, and faster migrations for highly respected enterprises across the globe.

  • 3 major delivery centers in USA, UK, and India
  • Partner of choice to many Fortune 500 customers
  • 20+ database migration experts
  • 50+ Azure migration experts

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