A retirement planning company wanted to reduce licensing costs and eliminate operational and maintenance costs by exploring the idea of moving their databases to the public cloud platform. Pythian recommended and implemented a migration to a SQL Server and Microsoft Azure.
Our client is a large American online retirement planning company whose services include managed IRAs, 401 (k) advice and management, and retirement income planning. The client is the first company of its kind to use the internet for retirement planning, providing advice and management to 1.5 million people for almost 20 years.
Pythian has been a strategic partner for close to 10 years, providing Oracle DBA support for their on-premises servers. Throughout this time, Pythian has managed backups, installed patches, and handled performance tuning and maintenance. Recently, this client was considering switching from Oracle to another RDBMS to reduce licensing costs—which were hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Pythian suggested changing the RDBMS to Microsoft SQL Server and migrating to Microsoft Azure to eliminate ongoing operational support and maintenance of hardware in their data center.
Pythian is currently supporting the PoC migration with managed services and awaiting the end of the PoC testing period to complete the move to the cloud.
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