Microsoft is collaborating with Informatica to help ease the process of migrating analytics workloads to the cloud.
The announcement was made in a blog post by John 'JG' Chirapurath General Manager, Azure Data & AI.
“As customers modernize their analytics systems, it enables them to truly begin integrating emerging technologies, such as AI and machine learning, into their business. Without migrating analytics workloads to the cloud, it becomes difficult for customers to maximize the potential their data holds. We are announcing the most comprehensive and compelling migration offer available in the industry to help customers simplify their cloud analytics journey,” wrote Chirapurath.
According to Chirapurath, as customers modernize their analytics systems, it enables them to use newer technologies, such as AI and machine learning, in their business. However, without migrating analytics workloads to the cloud, it can be difficult for customers to maximize the potential their data holds.
Chirapurath said that for customers that have been using analytics appliances such as Teradata and Netezza for many years and have invested time and skills in those systems, it can seem the process of moving to the cloud can seem risky and overwhelming.
A critical aspect of migrating on-premise appliances to the cloud is converting existing schemas to take advantage of cloud innovation which can quickly become expensive even in proof of values. With this joint offering from Azure and Informatica, he said, customers receive free code conversion for both the proof of value phase and when fully migrating to the cloud, as well as a SQL Data Warehouse subscription for the duration of the proof of value (up to 30 days).
More information is available from Informatica, https://azure.microsoft.com, and here.