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Revolutionizing Database Migrations: Insights from the Datometry OpenDB team at AWS re:Invent 2023

By Gourab Mitra and Jozsef Patvarczki  AWS re:Invent 2023 was yet again an exhilarating experience. A flurry of new offerings was announced during the conference, such as adding vector capabilities to existing products, serverless offerings, and, of course, Generative AI.  However, we didn’t attend to gawk at shiny new objects. We were there to get […]

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The Fundamental Insights Underlying OpenDB

Image credit of Jirsak, licensed via Shutterstock, 2023. When they first hear of OpenDB, prospects think, “This is too good to be true.” A compact, simple-to-deploy software platform that breaks the vendor lock-in of some of the biggest names in databases seems improbable. And yet, we’ve repeatedly demonstrated its effectiveness by liberating iconic enterprises from

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Breaking Oracle’s Vendor Lock-in With a Unique Development Approach

We’ve clearly struck a chord with many Oracle users when we announced Datometry Explorer. Replacing Oracle with PostgreSQL without having to mangle one’s applications is a powerful value proposition.  From prospects and partners, we heard two kinds of questions: First, can this really be done? And second, inquiries about some specific, “weird” Oracle feature they

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Datometry Airlift: Moving From Oracle to PostgreSQL Without the Hassle of a Conventional Database Migration

Commercial databases are the single most expensive component in the IT stack. Oracle is no exception. So, it’s no surprise that customers have long sought cost-effective alternatives. Open-source databases like PostgreSQL have a big allure: they offer the full functionality of a mature database system without the license fee.  However, database vendors have what is

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3 Reasons Why You Probably Can’t Afford to Rewrite Your Way Out of Teradata

When the economy slows, enterprises re-evaluate their most costly IT investments. Usually, enterprise data warehouses top the list.  How can one defend the investment in a legacy system when there are so many cost-effective alternatives? Outdated data warehouse systems are the first to get the axe. But paradoxically, IT organizations may be unable to afford

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A TCO Calculator to Help You Understand the Real Cost of Your Database Migration

Database migrations are rife with horror stories of cost overruns. Cost overruns of 300%–500% are more common than you might think. (That most migrations fail to accomplish their objective is a different subject, and we need to talk about that as well another time).  The real shocker, however, is that the actual cost could have

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Datometry Hyper-Q for Azure Databricks is Now Generally Available

By Ehab Abdelhamid, Christian Bedford, Michael Duller, Gourab Mitra, Jozsef Patvarczki, Niko Tsikoudis  “That’s too good to be true!” is the standard reaction when a prospect understands what Datometry Hyper-Q can do for them. With the latest release, we bring our technology now also to Databricks customers. Today we announced the general availability of Datometry

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