Migrating to the cloud is more of a strategic decision than an operational one, as it saves costs, increases data accessibility, augments scalability and eliminates the need to set up physical data repositories. Snowflake, which is a cloud-native platform, is considered a prudent cloud migration option, given its benefits. But there’s a set of things you need to remember before you migrate to Snowflake. Let’s look at them through this blog.
4 Factors to Consider Before Migrating to Snowflake
- The Architecture of the Source Database
While migrating to Snowflake what matters significantly is your future business needs. Accordingly, the source and the destination of the database play a vital role in the supportability and management of your objectives.
In case you intend to do a heterogeneous migration, the source and destination databases will be operating in two varying environments. In situations like these, it is imperative to change controls per the destination environment (Snowflake) in the database source to enable a faster migration and better performance. It is necessary for the requirements of the source database to match with the SLAs of Snowflake.
- Governance Features of the Target Database
This is another aspect to consider while migrating to Snowflake. Your business strategy and risk factors prove to be vital elements that guide the feasibility of migration from a source database to Snowflake. You must know about the target security parameters such as automated data backup, authority-based access, etc. So, that also refers to the fact that as a business, you should know the security and governance features of Snowflake for effective and useful migration.
- The Scalability Aspect
With time, business rapidly grows the data you produce, that is available for analysis. Snowflake offers a massive scalability support. However, here, along with scalability support, what you also must focus on is the cost of the support to ensure the migration affair doesn’t bring you scalability support costs that hurt your budget later one.
- Business Objectives and Migration Costs Involved
Now that’s another crucial aspect while migrating to a cloud-native database like Snowflake. While we say migrating to Snowflake is a strategically advantageous decision, you must assess your needs and consult experts to understand whether the decision will bring results for you. As a result, you must compare Snowflake’s features with your objectives and if they really are aligned with what you want.
Additionally, you must assess the migration costs involved. A step-by-step migration proves prudent, especially if you are tight on the budget. As said earlier, a comprehensive consultation session with your Snowflake expert should help you make the right and an informed decision.
Migrate to Snowflake with Datafortune
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Additionally, the seamless and smart migration process keeps routine operational hiccups to minimum and ensures effective migration, aligned with your short- and long-term business goals. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with our experts and explore our Snowflake migration service proposition.