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Published On: Mon, Dec 12th, 2016

Migrating To Oracle Remote Database Services: What You Need To Know and Remember

Did you just wake up one morning, and decide to pull down the walls and repaint your entire house? Home modification is a step by step process that requires extensive planning, decision-making and budget allowances. Very similarly, migrating your company data from on-premise to cloud takes extensive planning, considerations and budget meetings. There are quite a few vendors who provide attractive packages for could monitoring and remote DBA services, but here are the 10 things you need to consider before making the big move:

#1 Check the database size: The primary step is to check how much storage your company data will need after migration. Your IT team can perform this task without any aid from external database services.

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay

#2 Test your applications: The applications that will access the database have to be seamlessly coordinated to the applications the service provider currently uses. All applications on the cloud database should be checked for compatibility with the cloud infrastructure. The primary aim is to attain better monitoring, performance and troubleshooting after you shift to a cloud database management system.

#3 Check for security and data confidentiality: Start with migrating data that are not critical for your company. Monitor their performance and make sure the environment is secure before migrating the core data.

#4 The cloud database should be scalable: The main characteristic of any cloud DBA is its scalability. The services should grow with your company and the DBA vendors should have the infrastructure to support exponential growth in a moment’s notice.

#5 Find a compatible OS: You need to zero in on an operating system (OS) that is compatible with your databases. It can be a Linux system or Windows, Oracle Remote DBA services work marvelously in coordination with both.

#6 Winnow out unnecessary data: This is very important for the cost cutting procedure. Unnecessary data can eat up a lot of space that you will have to pay for during migration and storage. Make sure that you remove all unnecessary data before you move to the cloud.

#7 Managing multiple database migrations: Migrating more than one database is challenging if one application depends on all of them. This means, you need to migrate the entire data structure to the cloud. So, choose a pier that has the expertise and technology level to perform such multiple database migrations.

#8 Cloud dependent performance of applications: Data travels over a remote network that is not just a LAN, and there may be situations where you will feel the need of rewriting some codes. It is very likely that some of your applications will be readily cloud compatible while others may be defunct.

#9 Check the service fees: One of the main reasons people move to clouds from on-premise SQL servers is to save money. So, ask for a pitch or a quote from the vendor to evaluate your company’s expense after the migration. Do factor in the training costs you may need to pay for your team to get them used to the ways of the cloud.

#10 Designing the SAL document: The service level agreement document needs astute attention. Make sure that all scheduled down-times do not disrupt your company’s interests.

Life is not easy when you are paying for on-premise SQL servers, and at the same time in-house database management is not up to the mark. The cloud environment is a business owner’s best friend when you want to cut down database maintenance costs, and at the same time, get regular monitoring, upgradation, troubleshooting and security for your company database.

Author: Barrack Diego

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