Netezza Migration

Automate Your Netezza Migration with SHIFT™

Get off your legacy Netezza enterprise data warehouse and onto the cloud with SHIFT™.

Accelerate Your Netezza Migration to the Cloud

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How Do We Migrate Netezza to the Cloud?

When IBM discontinued support for a variety of Netezza versions in June of 2019, the once premium data appliance lost much of its appeal to enterprise customers. Now, many Netezza users are looking to migrate their data warehouses to new cloud targets to boost their analytical efficiency, productivity and business growth.

Netezza Migration Diagram

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Use Automation to Accelerate Your Netezza Migration to the Cloud

With the SHIFT™  we’ve helped Netezza customers accelerate their migrations by 40% versus manual methods.

Netezza Migration Planning

1. Automating Planning & Assessment Activities

Legacy Code Translation

2. Automating Code Translation

Managing Workloads in the Cloud

3. Managing and Accelerating Cut-Over

Automating Planning & Assessment Activities

1. Automating Planning & Assessment Activities

In the legacy Netezza world, when businesses look to consume data for analytics or reporting, they are dependent on a number of pre-processing steps. This could include complex mappings or transformations just to create a dataset in a format their reporting application requires.

Pre-processing usually amounts to around 80% of customer’s time when preparing a report or dashboard. When planning for migration, the core issue is further pronounced – no one knows what’s happening inside of Netezza, or which workloads to prioritize for migration. With Crawler360™ and SHIFT™ Analyzer, planning and assessment can be simplified and accelerated, to provides answers on how long their migration will take and where they should begin in their migration process:

    • Crawler360™ can identify the workloads within the Netezza environment that are migration candidates, including the lineage and data dependencies, in order to define the most appropriate migration path. Crawler360™ will also provide a lineage view for the data pipelines feeding Netezza, to develop the migration plan for repointing those pipelines to the cloud target.
    • SHIFT™ Analyzer will scan the Netezza applications to identify the complete code inventory, complexity of objects, and "x-factors" that will require custom solutions when moving to the cloud.
Automating Code Translation

2. Automating Code Translation

Translating the code base within Netezza is the second step. Automating the code translation for all workloads identified during planning accelerates the end-to-end migration timeline and avoids manual development and refactoring efforts.

    • SHIFT™ Translator will automatically translate all Netezza SQL and Stored Procedures to the target cloud syntax, with accuracy of at least 95% out of the box. Further, our Professional Services team leverages a vast knowledge base of solutions to help address common Netezza to cloud implementation scenarios.
Managing and Accelerating Cut-Over

3. Managing and Accelerating Cut-Over

With Netezza, organizations are limited on how they consume data. They either need to manually move data to another server for complex analytics or put the onus back on Netezza to process the queries. Cloud vendors today are built to bring processing to the data. Meaning, less wait times, faster query performance, and easier ability to combine disparate data sets (i.e. structured and unstructured data, streaming and batch, and wider support for other data types).

With SHIFT™ Tester and Crawler360™, we accelerate the final phases of the migration to get you cut-over to the cloud (and decommissioning your Netezza environment), as fast and efficiently as possible.

  • SHIFT™ Tester will automate key aspects of code and data validation testing when completing the migration project, in order to accelerate end-to-end testing efforts. This ensures all translated code compiles and executes with the expected results in the cloud target.
  • Crawler360™ will identify dependencies and "consumption lineage" to downstream applications (like analytics and reporting tools) in order to define the appropriate migration approach while identifying optimization and consolidation opportunities along the way.

Leading Cloud Providers Trust Our Technology to Migrate Netezza to the Cloud

What Leading Industry Analysts Are Saying About Our Migration Technology

"With its SHIFT™ self-service offering, Next Pathway is providing a solution that accelerates the migration process, giving organizations a faster route to realizing value from their data."

Rob Enderle
Principal Analyst, Enderle Group

"Next Pathway created SHIFT™ - a code translation engine that enables a remarkably swift and robust transition from traditional on-prem data warehousing, to the new reality in the cloud."

Eric Kavanagh
Principal Analyst, The Bloor Group

Netezza Resources

Netezza Guide

How to Automate Your Netezza Migration

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