Data migration is the process of moving content from one location to another while changing the storage, database, or application. This procedure may involve preparing the data, extracting it, and, if required, converting it from one format to another. Migrating data always involves at least the extraction and loading stages in the extract, transform, load process. The ultimate goal of any data migration is to enhance performance and competitiveness.
Data migration typically happens when a business chooses to implement a new system or relocate its data. Often, data migration is a necessary step in bigger projects, such as when outdated legacy systems are updated or replaced, system storage or capacity is increased, or a new application is launched.
In today’s business environment there are 4 main types of data migration: Storage Migration, Cloud Migration, Database Migration, and Application Migration.