Microsoft today announced a partnership with Informatica for a compelling migration offer that help enterprises migrate their analytics workloads to the cloud. Microsoft is announcing two things: Free evaluation and Free code conversion.
With Free evaluation, enterprises can work with Azure and Informatica to understand their current data estate, determine what data is connected to their current data warehouse, and replicate tables without moving any data in order to conduct a proof of value. Basically, without disrupting the existing analytics setup, enterprises can quickly see the advantages of moving to Azure.
With Free code conversion, enterprises receive free code conversion for both the proof of value phase and when fully migrating to the cloud. Microsoft is also offering a SQL Data Warehouse subscription for the duration of the proof of value (up to 30 days). When migrating to the cloud, converting existing schemas can become expensive. Microsoft’s new offer will help enterprises in avoiding such costs.
Also, Azure and Informatica will have have analytics experts on-site helping enterprises as they begin migrating to Azure.
“At Informatica, we are excited to team up with Microsoft to bring the transformative power of AI-driven data management to accelerate the journey to the cloud for every customer who faces the challenge of scaling their enterprise data warehouse. The stakes are simply too high for companies to continue with the status quo. Together with Microsoft, we’re enabling companies to take their first step into the future at no cost,” said Rik Tamm-Daniels from Informatica.