Migrating to a Cloud Data Architecture

Nothing but The Cloud for Lightning-Fast Analytics

Today, much of our work and personal lives take place in a digital environment. We will continue to live this way for the foreseeable future, making it crucial for companies to embrace digitisation.

This past year, a wave of cloud migration came as the result of a remote workforce that needed access to centralised data and insight from anywhere. Migration to the Cloud will continue because of its benefits in terms of speed of deployment, performance, scalability, resilience, functionality and cost of ownership. A well architected and executed migration of your legacy data and analytics infrastructure should deliver improvements in all of these areas and (believe it or not) more robust security than your legacy on-premise systems. 
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Traditional, on-premise database technologies soon become expensive when they are architected for high performance and resilience. Configured correctly, cloud data architectures can deliver performance once only available with esoteric hardware solutions, but at a fraction of the price. It is, however, possible to mis-configure cloud-based systems, which often offer consumption-based pricing. We often hear horror stories of unbridled expenditure due to poorly configured cloud environments, and of cloud deployments which have not met their performance objectives.  
Experts with technical depth play an essential role in ensuring a company is budgeting correctly for cloud deployments then configuring its cloud platforms to manage costs and performance according to budgetary requirements.
When it comes to analytics, the Cloud is helping to resolve scalability issues related to the volume of data and the number of users. It enhances collaboration by bringing data closer to the business and enables data marketplaces for easy and secure sharing with internal and external stakeholders. The Cloud also makes advanced analytics more accessible through the ready availability of scalable services in areas such as Predictive Modelling, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Image Analysis.
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How can SDG Group help?

SDG Group is a global data and analytics consultancy. Wherever you are on the journey of migrating your data architecture to the cloud, we can assist you to progress. We can help you to plan the migration of your on-premise data and analytics facilities, design and implement the cloud architecture for you, integrate with on-premise and cloud-based systems, incorporate data catalogue and data governance solutions, enable secure data sharing with internal and external stakeholders, extend capabilities into self-service dashboards and advanced analytics or even source the whole data and analytics platform as a managed service.
We have expertise in migrating from on-premise to major cloud platforms and 3rd party cloud-native solutions and we can help you to avoid the pitfalls of taking the wrong approach. We can work with you to estimate your resource usage and to configure key components to balance your performance and financial objectives.
If you have already migrated your data architecture to the Cloud are you experiencing the performance and financial benefits outlined above? If not then we may be able to help by optimising the architecture and configuration.

Wherever you are on your data-driven journey to The Cloud, get in touch with SDG today to see where we can help!