Yugabyte, a global open-source distributed SQL database company, recently announced the general availability of YugabyteDB Voyager—a unified database migration solution to the cloud. With YugabyteDB Voyager, organizations of all sizes can leave behind the limitations of legacy and single cloud databases and accelerate their cloud and application modernization initiatives by seamlessly evolving to an end-to-end cloud native, distributed architecture.
What is the product offering of YugabyteDB Voyager?
Gartner predicts that overall cloud spending will overtake traditional IT spending by the year 2025, with more than half (51%) of IT spending going into in the cloud. The migration to the cloud is driving organizations to intensively prioritize application modernization and multi-cloud initiatives, but the complexity of moving underlying data to a modern database has delayed efforts, resulting in productivity loss, increased risk, and higher operational costs.
YugabyteDB Voyager enables enterprises to manage the broader lifecycle of database modernization with a single, flexible cloud native and migration solution. As a result, organizations and companies can lower their operational costs and reduce overall risk.
“Our customers and clientele want to accelerate their cloud and application initiatives, but database migration is often the biggest barrier preventing them from moving these projects forward. The operational complexity and difficulty of migrating hundreds of databases from legacy RDBMSs, used for decades, to a modern cloud native distributed SQL database, can be daunting and worrisome for most,” said Karthik Ranganathan, CTO and co-founder, Yugabyte.
“YugabyteDB Voyager is the solution that eliminates this hurdle by providing an end-to-end database migration tool that simplifies the move to YugabyteDB by offering identical steps to migrate databases from any source database to YugabyteDB deployed in any environment. This fundamentally eliminates the need to research multiple tools and retrain the database team.”
By accelerating cloud native adoption through YugabyteDB Voyager, organizations can lower their operational costs by reducing legacy database spend, increasing data density, and reducing day 2 operational demands. It can also reduce overall risks involved in this process.
YugabyteDB Voyager as a unified database migration solution helps reduce overall risk by providing a consistent and proven process to migrate both schema and data from legacy database systems, including Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL, and from traditional single-cloud databases, like AWS RDS, Aurora, Google Cloud SQL, and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
“Through 2024, six in ten organizations will re-examine current operational database suppliers with a view of supporting more agile and intelligent operational applications and improving general fault tolerance,” says Matt Aslett, VP and research director, Ventana Research.
“Distributed SQL databases specifically designed to provide scalability and resiliency that extend beyond a single data center or cloud instance are the most attractive options for customers. Database migrations can be very costly and complex. Products designed to facilitate database migration and modernization, like YugabyteDB Voyager, are therefore increasingly important to organizations as they evaluate potential data platform providers.”
What were the customer remarks on YugabyteDB?
First announced as a beta offering in 2022, the generally available release includes a number of additional updates and new capabilities based on feedback from a strong set of beta customers, as well as ongoing engineering investment. A new installer greatly improves the deployment and usability of YugabyteDB Voyager, streamlining the process of getting started.
“As a leader in world-class advertising and marketing services, Genxlead needed to match our innovative, data-driven services with a modern data layer that could seamlessly adapt to a rapidly evolving industry. As a fully managed distributed database-as-a-service, YugabyteDB Voyager Managed was selected as it exceeded everyone’s expectations in regard to scalability, performance, and general operational simplicity,” said Madhan Kumar, Founder of Genxlead.
“To simplify the migration from our legacy databases, we were excited to embrace YugabyteDB Voyager. We completed a successful PoC that allowed us to load 120M records with YugabyteDB Voyager – an end-to-end migration product. We look forward to moving our production workloads with YugabyteDB Voyager and accelerating our cloud-native adoption.”
“As a total service provider of modern open-source software with deep and extensive expertise in PostgreSQL, SRA OSS helps customers and clientele around the world simplify and accelerate their database modernization initiatives,” explained Kaori Inaba, President of SRA OSS LLC.
“As a strong believer in the future of distributed SQL, we have high hopes that Yugabyte will continue to lead the industry forward with new innovations. The general availability of YugabyteDB Voyager is an important step forward on the journey to help accelerate the YugabyteDB adoption by simplifying the migration to the cloud from existing databases.”
“Since its founding in 1995, Insight Technology has been constantly thinking about how to maximize the value of data across various enterprises around the world and has continued to provide the necessary products and services with our team of qualified database experts. We are very excited to see Yugabyte deliver an end-to-end migration solution in YugabyteDB Voyager,” said Takuma Matsuo, Product Management Division of Insight Technology Inc.
“We expect this new tool by Yugabyte to be a huge help to enterprise customers struggling to move their applications from old systems to a modern cloud environment because of the barriers involved in moving data and escaping the challenges of legacy, monolithic databases.”