Teradata Migration

Automate Your Migration from Teradata in 3 Steps

Migrating from Teradata is no easy task. The platform has served as the analytics backbone for many organizations for 10 plus years, with huge volumes of complex workloads built up over time, generating hundreds or sometimes thousands of reports for businesses.

However, Teradata, once pioneers in the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) space, is now deemed as legacy. Organizations with ambitions of moving to cloud-native environments for data warehouse and advanced analytic capabilities are shackled to the legacy Teradata world, including high licensing costs, inability to perform advanced analytics, and their complex library of functions and commands. These include BTEQ, FastLoad, MultiLoad, TPT, and various others. Cloud-native vendors do not have support for these functions, which simply put, block organization’s cloud migration ambitions.

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Teradata migration to the cloud

We developed our SHIFT™ Migration Suite with Teradata specifically in mind and have solved for the end-to-end challenges organizations experience when moving from Teradata to the cloud. ​

1. Automating Planning & Assessment Activities

  • We leverage SHIFT™ CRAWLER to identify the workloads within the Teradata environment that are migration candidates, in order to define the appropriate migration approach. Further, SHIFT™ CRAWLER will provide a lineage view for the data pipelines feeding Teradata, to develop the migration plan for repointing those pipelines to the cloud target.
  • SHIFT™ ANALYZER will scan the Teradata applications to identify the complete code inventory, complexity of objects and "x-factors" that will require custom solutions when moving to the cloud.
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2. Automating Code Translation

  • SHIFT™ TRANSLATOR will automatically translate all Teradata SQL and Stored Procedure code, as well as proprietary functions like BTEQ and TPT to the target cloud platform syntax, with precision and speed built-in. Further, our Professional Services team leverages a vast knowledge base of solutions to help address common Teradata to cloud implementation scenarios. Meaning – we get all code 100% translated and QA-ready incredibly fast, so you can begin QA cycles immediately and with higher confidence.

3. Managing and Accelerating Cut-Over

  • 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.
  • SHIFT™ CRAWLER will identify dependencies to downstream applications like BI or Analytics tools, in order to define the appropriate migration approach while identifying optimization and consolidation opportunities along the way. 
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