Enterprises have known for a while about the announcement of End of Life (EOL) and End of Service (EOS) of the IBM Netezza appliances and it was easy foresee that the aging technology would need to be replaced. IBM is retiring Netezza Twinfin and Striper models and has introduced a host of confusing replacements.
This is the perfect time for enterprises to evaluate other technology options. The need for innovation, speed and scale were key drivers for the adoption of Netezza a decade ago. Those same needs apply today and are in fact greater than ever. But enterprises don’t want to repeat the mistakes of the past with appliances that were inflexible and unable to extend to the cloud.
Native cloud-based data warehouses however are not the panacea that they appear to be. Data migration is complex and there are considerations around data privacy and data governance that prevent enterprises from doing a wholesale cutover to the cloud. Investing in existing legacy infrastructure is either not possible or newer replacement systems including cloud data warehouses are exorbitantly expensive with little promise of flexibility and compatibility. What choices are available for an enterprise that wants innovation, speed, scale and extensibility to the cloud for their data warehouse?
Yellowbrick, the only modern hybrid cloud data warehouse, is the clear choice because Yellowbrick offers a unified hybrid cloud solution that enables enterprises to move their workloads where their business needs it – whether it be on-premises and/or in the cloud.
Migration to a cloud only data warehouse is a complex endeavor that necessitates an entire rethinking of an enterprise’s data strategy. With an EOL of critical equipment, organizations may not have the time and the resources to implement such a complicated project in a short timeframe. With Yellowbrick, organizations are not forced to move their data entirely to the cloud only but can act on their cloud strategy at their own pace as business needs dictate.
With Yellowbrick there are no complex strategies required to migrate data away from Netezza. Unlike other cloud data warehouse offerings where enterprises have to agonize over which workloads to cutover to the cloud, Yellowbrick migrates all of an organization’s data in just days or weeks on-premises. Yellowbrick ingests data at a line rate of 10 GB/s or about 10TB per hour, ensuring that the migration completes quickly.
Migration to the Yellowbrick cloud can happen when an organization is ready at a pace that suits their business needs.
Yellowbrick has a broad ecosystem partner program with partner tools that significantly speed up the migration of data from Netezza to Yellowbrick.
NextPathway is the Automated Cloud Migration company. Powered by the SHIFT™ Migration Suite, NextPathway automates the end-to-end challenges customers experience when migrating applications to the cloud.
CompilerWorks was founded with the idea of applying compilers and optimizers to new application areas. The task is one of the most challenging and most fundamental fields in computing: language design and implementation.
Systech provides end-to-end Digital Strategy, Data Engineering and Advanced Analytics services to build data-driven capabilities into clients’ core business operations to drive continuous growth.
Symphony RetailAI provides AI-enabled decision platforms, solutions, and insights to leading grocers and retail chains around the world. The company needed a data warehousing platform that could help it minimize the time required to turn raw customer data into actionable insights—and get those insights back into customers’ hands to be put to use as quickly as possible.
Symphony RetailAI replaced five full-rack Netezza systems with six 6-U Yellowbrick appliances. The company has multiple Netezza workloads onto Yellowbrick, including the generation of analytics cubes, batch reporting, dynamic real-time reporting, and real-time queries from both analysts and its own applications. “Being able to easily support mixed workloads is another advantage of Yellowbrick,” says Nigel Pratt, Senior Vice President of Development. “We’re using its built-in workload management system to ensure that each workload will always have sufficient system resources.”
For over 30 years, TEOCO (The Employee Owned Company) has been a leading provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to the Telecom industry. They have over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) and OEM customers worldwide to whom they provide actionable intelligence about network quality of service and customer experience. TEOCO’s expertise and value-add to their customers derives from three core competencies:
Teoco needs faster insights and decision making that, in turn, drives the need for faster data warehousing platforms to deliver these insights. TEOCO is always looking for breakthrough data warehousing innovations; a need that became more crucial in late-2017, when IBM announced the end-of-life of many of the Netezza data warehousing appliances.
Teoco evaluated many next generation data warehousing solutions including those from IBM and Yellowbrick. TEOCO’s proof-of-concept approach was an exhaustive, three-month process that, for most vendors, showed only modest performance improvements while revealing many issues around migration, data load and systems portability. Yellowbrick however, exceled in overall performance, data loading capabilities and query compatibility.
Contact Yellowbrick to get more information on your Netezza migration plan and start to modernize your data warehouse environment today at the pace your business needs.
- Nigel Pratt, Senior Vice President
- Rick Mahuson, VP R&D