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Written by Siddharth Saxena
on April 16, 2019

From post to emails, calculator to a computer, wired to wireless, technology has made us evolve drastically. On one end, we have reached the moon and the stars, while on the other end, some of us are still running our businesses using antique methods and crying over slow progress. Well, it is but obvious, it is not the era of slow and steady wins the race, it is a fast-moving, hi-tech world now.

The emotion of the traditional way of creating and maintaining reports is understandable, but to stand against your competitors, you need to move on. With the support for Windows 2008 and SQL 2008 also nearing a finale, migrating to the cloud is the only and highly recommended solution for your business to prevent from drowning bad.

You might be in a notion that you have no idea about the cloud or how it works? Well, guess what, we all are constantly using it without we even realizing. Don’t you make a purchase from Amazon? What about posting a status on Facebook? The medium that is making it all happen is none other than the cloud. If those things as so easily possible, imagine your business running on it? Now you get it?

Why Prepare for Azure Migration?

Most of us have come into terms with the End of Support and that Azure Migration is now the only safe and feasible hub for our business. Migrating to Azure will simplify the complexity of your organization with its innovative features, gives you the freedom to do business from anywhere, anytime on any device, raise the bar of security of your data and won’t charge you for the entire dish. If you tasted a spoon, that’s it, you pay for that. But there is certainly a greater business value associated with Azure migration. Here's how;

Access to Advanced Technologies

What makes your migration to Azure taste richer and winning is the access to advanced technologies like data analytics and machine learning that can be utilized to gain actionable insights from the traditional workloads. Just Analytics' ERP Analytics solution is an excellent example of how utilizing Azure services like Machine Learning, SQL Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence Network, it is possible to transform ERP data into meaningful insights.

Capitalizing on the potential of Azure, ERP Analytics makes it possible to make near real-time decisions using easy-to-use dashboards with powerful visualization and drill-down capabilities. With a single version of the truth across the organization, streamlining workflows and business processes becomes a whole lot easier.

Addressing the Three V's of Big Data Efficiently

With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated every single day, data is indeed the new gold. For businesses, it means developing a mechanism that efficiently addresses the Volume, Variety, and Velocity of Big Data. To make the best interpretation of the data, it is essential to have an integrated platform where both data scientists and business users can collaborate effectively.

With Azure Databricks this is now possible. This analytics engine utilizes Apache Spark platform and offers an integrated environment where even users with limited technical knowledge can collaborate based on different access levels to work on data without compromising on security.

The interactive workspace is built to overcome the traditional process of switching between multiple tools to perform data analysis. Deploying clusters, integrating Azure services such as Machine Learning or visualizing the data happens within the Databricks environment.

This flexibility, as such, offers your business with growth opportunities that previously you would have never thought of.

Simplifying Data Integration

With the growth in data analytics, businesses have already employed tools that collect data through different tools. However, with disconnected tools, the data often comes in different forms and shapes, which makes data integration difficult and time-consuming for data engineers.

With Azure, however, you get access to the tools that can streamline data pipeline and simplify data integration. GUZZLE is one such solution that we've developed based on our experience with handling data from different complex platforms. It essentially acts as middle-ware with standardized frameworks for ingesting and processing data into the data lake.

Through automated deployment, testing and auditing, even the most complex data pipelines can be rolled out within 1 to 6 weeks instead of custom data integration approach that usually takes 2 to 6 months. With enterprise-grade auditing, balance and control capabilities, GUZZLE accelerates Data Engineering, Feature Engineering, and ML model development and even reduces their experimentation life-cycle from months to weeks, thus helping you achieve much big in a pinch of time.

The Verdict

Azure Migration is not that easy as it sounds, but it is inevitable too. To achieve a successful migration, you need the assistance of an expert in it as well as someone who is a specialized provider of consulting and advisory services like Just Analytics. Don’t let your data slip into the hands of cyber-criminals, migrate your business to a safe environment and unlock new growth possibilities through your data with solutions from Just Analytics. Intrigued to learn what more Azure migration can bring for your business? Connect with us today!

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