Infinite Corporation, a global Software and Services Provider has announced today the completion of a large data migration from the IBM I (AS/400) platform to oracle.
The Infinite i Database Migration Tool for DB2 for IBM i is a tool set that takes a complete AS/400 data set and writes it all to Oracle or MS SQL without having to change the data at all. It’s a completely automated process and it can provide a thorough and risk-free transition from a very proprietary database to an industry standard one.
When Banco Santander sought to bring legacy data form an AS/400 environment to Oracle, they looked at many different tool sets and services offerings. The decision to use the Infinite tool set was made because of Infinite’s deep knowledge of the AS/400 platform and the migration tool sets the company had built. The bank’s goal was to migrate several terabytes of data to oracle so that the information from those systems that were no longer in use could be transitioned to an open database that would be utilized by other Oracle database-accessing systems. The Infinite tool set allowed that to happen within 2 weeks and it provided a complete migration plan.
“We were very pleased to provide a solution for Banco Santander that met their goals of a fast and low risk data migration”, said Bruce Acacio, CEO, Infinite Corporation. We have migrated complete applications and the attendant data in other units of Banco Santander, ” said Raquela Kaplan, Director of Marketing, Infinite Corporation. “Because of that prior success, we were able to communicate the low-risk viability of our solution”, continued Kaplan.
Today, the former AS/400 data is operating natively in Oracle and is shared with other Oracle applications. Having made the move from legacy, the new data environment provides for the use of data analysis tools that are in place for all of the bank’s Oracle data. The move has strengthened both access and functionality of the information itself.