Data lakes are becoming ever more tightly integrated into essential operational services. For born-in-the cloud enterprises, dialing up capacity to expand analytics services is relatively straightforward. However, for businesses operating on-premises data lakes, expansion can be costly and slow—which puts them at a significant competitive disadvantage.
For these enterprises, migrating on-premises data lakes to the public cloud promises a cost-effective way to gain leading-edge analytics capabilities and practically unlimited scalability. However, the perceived need for an extended period of downtime during the cloud migration can make these projects seem too costly, painful and risky.
In this eBook, WANdisco explains why continuous data replication is the key to achieving a low-risk, seamless data lake migration. With the WANdisco Fusion platform enforcing strong consistency between data on premises and in the cloud, businesses can run both environments in parallel for as long as they need to—and switch seamlessly to the cloud as soon as they are ready. The result is a simple, automated Hadoop migration with no disruption to the business.