20 April 2018
Data migration, especially in e-commerce is needed when you want to move from one platform to another. According to Wikipedia, Data migration is the process of transferring data between computer storage types or file formats. It is a key consideration for any system implementation, upgrade, or consolidation. Data migration is performed to achieve an automated migration, freeing up human resources from tedious tasks. Data migration occurs for a variety of reasons, including server or storage equipment replacements, maintenance or upgrades, application migration, website consolidation and data center relocation.
Still, even if the objective is to make an automated migration, you still need a human resource to make that system and control the data migration. Since every system always has a bug and need a periodical maintenance.
According to Oracle, data migrations generally result from the introduction of a new system. This may involve an application migration or consolidation in which one or more legacy systems are replaced or the deployment of an additional system that will sit alongside the existing applications. Whatever the specific nature of any data migration, the ultimate aim is to improve corporate performance and deliver competitive advantage.
Do not be confused with these two. To simplify this, data migration talks about moving or copying your data between two different environments. From one database to another. On the other hand, data integration is connecting some particular platform to build one whole system. This system helps you manage every part of your business. From stocks, mobile app, website, and many more.
Oracle said that without a sufficient understanding of both source and target, transferring data into a more sophisticated application will amplify the negative impact of any incorrect or irrelevant data, perpetrate any hidden legacy problems, and increase exposure to risk
Before you do the data migration, you should know some insight about it and prepare for the worst. You need a plan or two to do tackle this project.
When you have an e-commerce store, data is one of the main powers that you should keep and manage wisely. We are in the middle of an era where data could be a weapon. Just like Cambridge Analytica that manage to get data from 87 million Facebook users in United State. People presume that these huge data is one of the important keys to win US President Election not so long ago.
In e-commerce, if you don’t keep your data safely, I assure you that it could be the end of your business. There is some learning subject to System and Information Management that teaches you how to manage your information and data in a well-maintained system.
So if you want to do data migration and hire some people to do that for you, I think you should be careful and choose the digital agency wisely. And this is just for the basic concept before you do something to your data.
Since you are migrating your data, you need to prepare the additional data storage for the destination of your data migration. Mostly, people will use third-party service to create your additional data storage. In America, the famous ones are Oracle and IBM. They manage to make a huge database that could be used for every e-commerce player. So you have to prepare it first.
Data migration has cost, as always. But I can’t say much that this method is expensive or not. Since every digital agency has a different approach for this. It depends on the digital agency itself. Mostly, you will have to pay at least 50% of the fee and the digital agency will get your work done afterward. Once the project is completely done, you only have to give the second half.
Also, data migration will take a lot of time if the digital agency is inexperienced. It would cause data corruption or even data loss. It would be a total waste if you spend a lot of money for this, yet you don’t get what you want.
Make sure you choose the right digital agency and spend the right amount for this project. I will tell you which digital agency fits the most.
There is a chance that data migration is successful, yet you find nothing inside the targeted database. Or sometimes you find it there, but you can’t use or even open it. The first one is called data loss. On the other hand, the second one called data corruption. It would be a pain in the ass if you can’t find any. So it’s better to back up your data, just in case it would happen someday.
If you can’t find a good digital agency to do your data migration, I think you should come and talk to us. We will provide you a quick and safe approach to any kind of data migration. We specify in e-commerce store and Magento. Since we use Magento as our core value, if you have a plan to move to Magento, you can drop us a line.
You don’t need to worry about your current platform. Whether you use Shopify, Bigcommerce, Squarespace, Wix or anything, we can manage to transfer every single data. Even for the smallest aspect of your website. Our expert will give a thorough work on this project. We use an automated migration system, so it takes less time than manual data migration. And since we made the system by ourselves, we ensure you that it has a small risk of data corruption or even data loss.
We also do our best to redirect your landing page. Just in case that your loyal customers still have no idea about your migration. If they type your old address, our SEO-friendly migration system will help your customer. They will be redirected automatically to your new Magento site. Google won’t penalize your page rank. All you need to do is to elevate your business and claim your goals.
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