Nobex (http://nobexradio.com/) world leader in streaming live radio content, completed a successful migration of their production database from Rackspace to Amazon Web Services. Nobex migrated an SQL Server 2005 on Rackspace physical server to MS SQL Server 2014 on AWS EC2, in one process with little downtime due to Accelario’s unique capabilities in the Cloud.
Ran Rosin from Nobex says: “ We have thousands of customers and millions of users worldwide working online with our system. The database we migrated is a critical one and downtime needed to be minimal. Also, as part of the migration process from Rackspace to AWS we wanted to upgrade the MS SQL version and have some changes in the database structure at the same time. Accelario was the perfect choice; one software to perform all of these requirements in one quick process and with minimum downtime. Actually, the downtime we experienced was mainly due to servers and network performances between the two Cloud providers.”
“Accelario is a software built specifically for cases like this one”, explain Eyal Arbel, Accelario CEO, “customers want to be independent in choosing their Cloud platform. Also customers needs are to move, refresh and protect their Databases easily both on Premise and on Cloud. With Accelario all those homogenous scenarios are supported, as well as any change to the database technology. Accelario is also an unique TDM (Test Data Management) solution, allowing customers to select sensitive data to perform on-the-fly Masking and to select only required data for Test Environments, vs. having to copy the whole Production database. Therefore, we can save a lot of money on IT costs while protecting sensitive data“.
Accelario (http://accelario.com) An AWS technology partner, is a software company that focuses on Database management solutions.
Holon, Israel – February 2016
Shagrir Group, a market leader in road services, executed a successful migration project by employing Accelario software. The project involved transfering data from two different operating systems, implementing changes in the data base structure, and version upgrades – all in one smooth, fast process with minimal production system downtime.
With the system up and running, a data refresh between the environments is conducted daily using Accelario Refresh.
Goor Maor, CIO at Shagrir, noted that “The migration project we undertook was carried out without any disruption to Shagrir’s production systems and ongoing work, thanks to the proper planning and use of Accelario’s migration software.”
Back online, Shagrir implemented the Accelario Refresh module to conduct data refreshes between the environments. Mr. Maor added: “I periodically perform a refresh to the development system data to ensure that developers can work on the most current database. Now I can provide them with a very fast reaction time due to Accelario’s solution. I’d definitely say that updating the development database has shortened from a full 24 hour cycle to mere hours. Additionally, automating the process creates an environment at the click of a button, without any further intervention on my part.”
Accelario is a software developer specializing in data base environments: data scrambling, environment refresh, and logical migration. The system currently supports Oracle and Microsoft environments. Our BigData module is set for a June 2016 release.
Shagrir are joining a list of dozens of satisfied customers using Accelario as their solution.
Kfar Saba, Israel, October 5th, 2014 – YES, the Israeli Satellite TV Provider, today announced that it has successfully completed the migration of its entire Data Warehouse from a UNIX environment to Exadata within the record time of six hours by using Accelario Migration Suite.
Just3 months after installing Exadata in YES, the organization enjoys a Data Warehouse system that is stronger and needs significantly less time for running reports. This offers real change in daily work routines for management, hundreds of BI systems users, and the company’s customers.
The project was implemented by three YES IT division departments – Infrastructure directed by Natan Zucker, IT R&D directed by Avner Katzman,and Business Intelligence directed by Ido Bigger.
It was les by Arkady Gurevich, manager of UNIX systems, DBA, Storage & CTO and Adi Levi, manager of Information Solutions.
Ido Bigger, of the Business Intelligence department: “Business information in YES became an area of competitive advantage. The organization needs information on an on going basis, and BI data is a major anchor in any decision making. Transitioning to Exadata is an inseparable part of understanding our competitive advantage and what it needs for the coming years in our data world.”
Adi Levi, Information Solutions: “When we began planning the project, Logical Migration was clearly the necessary choice as the transfer from UNIX to Exadata cannot be performed by Physical Migration.”
Originally, planning was based primarily on standard migration tools. During a migration trial it became clear that data migration alone would take some 36 hours, an unacceptable time frame for the project team as well as management. YES started looking for a solution to dramatically shorten downtime.
Arkady Gurevich: “Clearly the data migration time had to be considerably reduced. Accelario offered us a solution that seemed unbelievable, but after understanding how it works, we realized this was the best solution for us.”
After installing the software, the project was accelerated. Since configuration and migration execution with Accelario software is fairly simple, several trial migrations were conducted. YES executed the Exadata migration in 6 hours instead of 36. Additionally a database software upgrade was performed in the meantime, shrinking data (using HCC technology) from 8 to 4 Tera Bytes, including the reorganization of information, deletion of unnecessary data and more. All the above was performed in a continuous process and with one software platform– Accelario Migration Suite.
Accelario is an innovative software solution for executing Logical Migration across platforms and different Oracle Database versions. This software enables parallel work from multiple sources by simultaneously copying hundreds of tables while monitoring on-line changes during the process.
“The Accelario solution is essential in any project of cross platforms Database migration, supporting all sources, targets, Database software versions or operating systems,” states Eyal Arbel of Accelario. “Accelario ERM makes it possible to refresh environments in real time. The next software release, commercially available in March 2015, will also contain a mechanism that automatically detects and re compresses elements that were decompressed during migration, as well as a masking module. Accelario offers these benefits in addition to the overall significant decrease in project costs compared to conventional execution.”
Salto provides professional services for Databases, and represents Accelario in Israel.
Givatayim, Israel, November 10, 2014 – Cal Credit Cards LTD. announced today that over the past year it has successfully executed the migration of its Data Warehouse and various production systems to Oracle Exadata, improving overall performance of these business-critical systems. The project was executed by Cal’s technical team under the guidance of experts from Salto Database Professional Services and based on the Accelario Migration Suite.
Mr. Avi Polak, director of Cal IT infrastructure department: “Seeking greater efficiency for our clients’ benefit, the project had three main goals: lower TCO of our largest databases, obtain major performance improvement towards providing our customers with faster services, and archive historical information.”
The migrated databases are critical to the organization. Migration downtime needed to be as short as possible, with minimal risk. “Using the Accelario Migration Suite we successfully lowered migration time by 65%, as this unique software is dedicated to migration and easy to apply. Salto experts led product implementation and execution of the migration with great success.”
During 2014 a Data Warehouse migration was performed from a source platform of three Linux RAC servers with 2 nodes to a target of one quarter Exadata machine x4-2 with full RAC on 2 nodes.
• Database before migration was 16 Tera, and on Exadata dropped to 7.
• The Oracle version on Exadata was upgraded from 10 to 11.
• The database included more than 60,000 tables, scattered in about 30 different schemes.
As part of the migration, a change was implemented in the structure of some tables, some shifted into partitions, and existing partitions in others were altered. Object compression was also executed, moving others to Table Spacing and copying needed indexes only.
All these improvements were executed in one parallel action by one software – Accelario Migration Suite – handling data transfer, maximal compression, version upgrade, new database structuring, and partitioning.
Before implementing Accelario in Cal, a conventional migration experiment was carried out. It revealed that migration time for data alone would be 40 hours, whihc was unacceptable to management, as downtime for the whole process was not supposed to exceed 24 hours.
Accelario completed the Cal data migration in just 14 hours (65% improvement). Testing involved 6 hours more, the entire process completed in only 20 hours.
In 2014, two additional Cross-Platform migration projects were executed by Cal using Accelario showing similar results. With Accelario ERM module (Environment Refresh Manager), Cal regularly runs environment refreshes of its databases, from production to development environment.
Eyal Arbel, Business Development manager at Accelario: “When an organization chooses Exadata, it faces a real challenge unlike any other previous migration. Wanting to make the operation easier for the customer, we in Accelario have built a special platform aimed at overcoming issues resulting from migration. The result is software that simplifies work and shortens migration time by more than 50%. We have already executed several projects with similar outcomes, resulting in immediate savings of time and money, and lowering risks.”