Data migration is one of the most important tasks to ensure the successful implementation of a new data management system.
We offer two options when migrating legacy data sets. The first option is for us to manage and ingest the legacy data set using our knowledge of DataSight and experience gained from other clients. The second option is to develop the client’s in house DataSight skill set during the training allowing site personnel to migrate the legacy data.
In our experience a mixture of the two options may be used. The final design of a data migration team depends heavily on the client’s requirements and available resources. It is also critical to know the format that the data has been stored in; if the data is stored in a proprietary format the data migration could be challenging. Our IT team can migrate large volumes of data from structured sources such as legacy databases while your staff ingest data from non-standard sources.
DataSight has an easy to use import routine that is extremely flexible, allowing the import of human readable data files in many formats. Once the data file has been imported a template can be saved and the user can set tasks to automatically import the data. Using the import tasks allows the user to simply drop data files into a specific folder for DataSight to import in bulk.
The data migration is also an excellent opportunity to review the legacy data set and “flag” the quality of the data set.