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Microsoft and Informatica work together to make it easier to migrate their data analytics processes to the cloud. Enterprises should therefore be tempted to use the cloud-based Azure SQL Data Warehouse service.

Microsoft focuses specifically on enterprises that process their data-analytics workloads on-premise on specialized devices of companies such as MicroFocus, Teradata and IBM, writes Silicon Angle. Many of these companies are now looking at ways to bring their workloads to the cloud to integrate more easily with newer cloud-based technologies.

This development resulted in the emergence of Azure SQL Data Warehouse and similar services from competitors. “If customers don’t migrate their analytics workloads to the cloud, it will be difficult to unlock the full potential of their data,” said John Chirapurath, General Manger of Azure Data & AI.

Three tools

So Microsoft and Informatica are now working together to simplify that migration. They do this in three ways, including with a free evaluation. The companies work together to show which data is connected to their data warehouse and a migration is simulated. This to prove the value of moving to Azure.

The companies also offer free code conversion, whereby existing schedules are converted so that data can easily be migrated to a new platform. This usually takes a lot of time and money, but Microsoft and Informatica do it for free if a customer really wants to migrate. Microsoft also provides a free 30-day subscription to SQL Data Warehouse.

Finally, the companies claim to provide the necessary experts on site. These experts have to help customers with the actual migration of the data analytics workloads to Azure. These experts help with the initial assessment, carry out the proof of value and provide best practice guidelines during the migration.

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