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Cirata Data Migrator for Azure

Microsoft’s preferred solution for seamlessly moving Hadoop data to Azure

Increasingly, organizations are integrating their on-premises data lakes—built on Hadoop, Spark, and other technologies—to more innovative solutions on Azure. Yet unlike building cloud-native analytics solutions from scratch, transferring existing Hadoop deployments to new solutions in Azure comes with significant challenges due to the scale of the data that needs to be moved, the amount of data changes occurring, and the critical nature of these environments, which can’t be disrupted.

Data Migrator for Azure explained

Data Migrator for Azure is a native Azure service that enables users to integrate petabyte-scale Hadoop data and Hive metadata to the Azure cloud with zero application downtime and zero risk of data loss even while the source data is under active change.

With Data Migrator for Azure, you can deploy and manage your data lake migrations using the same Azure management experience you enjoy today through the Azure Portal and Azure command-line interface (CLI).

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Benefits of Cirata Data Migrator for Azure

Leverage native azure functionality
  • Deep, native integration means easy setup
  • Seamlessly leverage Azure portal features
  • Start a data lake migration in minutes
Ease of use
  • Automates data movement directly into Azure
  • Use the same billing model as all other Azure services
  • Consistent and convenient means to track and monitor usage
Business continuity
  • Requires no production system downtime
  • Requires zero changes to source applications
  • Provides immediate availability of migrated data in Azure

Cirata Data Migrator for Azure automates the movement of data to the Azure cloud

The following capabilities enable zero business disruption, reduced risk, and best time-to-value.
Core service within Microsoft Azure

Deep integration with Azure resources enables Data Migrator for Azure to be deployed at the same time as other native Azure services and with an equivalent user experience.

Support for native Azure security and manageability

Data Migrator for Azure leverages Azure features, such as role-based access control, Active Directory, Azure Policy enforcement, and Activity Monitor log integration.

Integration with Azure Billing

Customers are billed through Azure, eliminating the need to add a new vendor contract or require additional vendor approvals.

Quick deployment and operation

The Data Migrator for Azure resource can be created directly from the Azure portal. The Data Migrator for Azure service is installed on an edge node of your Hadoop cluster. Deployment can be performed in minutes without impact to current operations, so users can begin moving data immediately.

Integrate Hadoop data and Hive metadata

Data Migrator for Azure supports migration of HDFS data and Hive metadata to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2. Hive metadata can optionally be further transformed to Azure SQL Database metastore, Delta Lake format on Azure Databricks, or Snowflake. See Data Migrator for Azure documentation for details.

Complete and continuous migration

Selected datasets can be moved with a single pass through the source storage system, eliminating overhead associated with repeated scans, while supporting continuous migration of any ongoing changes from source to target, with zero disruption to current production systems.

Transfer data at any scale

Any-size datasets — from terabytes to multiple petabytes — can be moved without affecting production environments. Horizontal scaling capabilities allow users to scale their migration capacity by configuring transfer agents to maximize the productivity of available bandwidth.

Easily manage data transfer and integration

Users can manage the full data migration directly from the Azure portal. Additionally, Data Migrator for Azure can be configured and operated from the Azure CLI.

Flexible configurations and precise control

Organizations can configure migration jobs to meet their specific needs, such as defining sources, targets, and which data to migrate. There are also advanced capabilities, such as migration prioritization, path mapping, and network bandwidth-management controls.

Powerful metrics and real-time monitoring

Data Migrator for Azure enables hands-off operations by providing updates on the migration, from health and status metrics for estimates on migration completion, to information on files transferred over time, migration path exclusions, failed transfers, and real-time insights regarding data usage.

“With Data Migrator for Azure, we were able to begin migrating our business critical data very quickly, accelerating our time to value. As a Microsoft Azure customer, we found Data Migrator for Azure to be an excellent tool, and ideal if you are looking for a good speed of migration of your data, rather than the manual migration alternatives, which are more time-consuming and costly.”
— Christian Camilo Garcia Serna, Data Architect, TUYA, SA.

Powerful cloud-connected data use cases

Data modernization
Rapidly make the shift away from legacy data technologies and underutilized datasets to more advanced and capable data platforms in the cloud, including AI, ML, and advanced analytics.
Disaster recovery
Ensure critical data assets are readily available by seamlessly maintaining a replica of data lake environments and actively-used data in secondary locations (either cloud or on-premises).
Hybrid and multi-cloud
Easily implement flexible data architectures that maintain data in hybrid environments including on-premises, cloud, multi-cloud, and intercloud deployments.
Learn more about the preferred solution in seamlessly migrating Hadoop data to Azure with Microsoft. Contact us or schedule a demo.

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