Ease your database migration to Azure

With the help of Azure Database Migration Service, you can streamline, manage, and automate your database migration to Azure. You may scalable move your data, schema, and objects from several sources to the cloud. Data, schema, and objects are moved to Azure using a database-sensitive migration service. An easy-to-follow procedure aids in completing the task correctly the first time. supports the transfer of Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB from on-premises and other clouds to Azure. A migration service that is highly durable and self-healing delivers consistent results with almost no downtime.

Execute a complete migration with near-zero downtime

User accounts, agent jobs, and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages can all be migrated simultaneously along with your database and server objects. By identifying and evaluating on-premises resources and planning your transfer with insights, you can begin your migration to Azure. Modernise for quick innovation and a high return on investment (ROI) by migrating to Azure in waves. Utilise a central dashboard to monitor and control your progress.

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Business SAVIC Can Help

SAVIC has successfully implemented Azure services to a wide variety of clients belonging to various sectors and domains. Here are a few example scenarios where we have leveraged on various features available in Azure as IaaS, SaaS or PaaS to help our clients.

  • Automation And Non-Automation Testing And Development

    Azure different teams located in different parts of the world can quickly set up and dismantle testing and development environments. This helps in bringing new applications to market faster. We have also made sure our clients can launch, economical and scalable, test-scenarios and environments with ease. Azure also allows taking the storage need both up and down quite easily.

  • Data Storage

    Data storage companies offer just a platform and network infrastructure to provide quality and complex storage management systems. We have designed and developed several such architectures and infrastructures to our clients who offer secured data storage platform using Microsoft Azure. The Azure platform is robust to handle many unpredictable scenarios such as a sudden surge in demand, security threats and more. It has simplified planning and management of backup and recovery systems.

  • Web Application Development

    - Azure provides the entire array of infrastructure to support web apps development companies, including storage, web and application servers and networking resources. Many of our clients have used Azure to quickly deploy web apps and easily on the cloud. They have also saved a lot of money by renting storage then buying it using easily scalable storage provided by Azure.

  • High-Performance Computing

    High-performance computing (HPC) companies require a lot of seamless integration of local storage to the cloud and then to supercomputers, computer grids or computer clusters to solve complex problems. Azure allows a lot of third-party integrations which many of our clients have used to solve challenging problems involving millions of variables or calculations. Few domains where Azure was implemented include bio-genetics research labs, financial and stock modeling and predicting companies, stock exchanges, geo-seismic activities predictions and more.

  • Data Analytics Companies

    Data analytics companies use Azure and its built-in capabilities to store and evaluate data to come up with usage patterns. SQL integration with Azure and Azure cognitive science capability makes data-mining easy by identifying hidden patterns and data-driven predictions. Azure architectures developed by Halcyon Technologies has empowered many of our clients to take-up data science projects and become successful.

Mastering the challenges

Mastering the challenges in cloud computing requires understanding the unique set of obstacles that arise when working with cloud technology. Some of the key challenges include security, cost management, and data management.


One of the main challenges in cloud computing is security. As data and applications are stored and processed in the cloud, it's important to ensure that they are protected from unauthorized access or data breaches. This can involve implementing strong authentication and access control measures, as well as monitoring for unusual activity.

Cost Management

Another challenge is cost management, as cloud computing can be expensive if not properly optimized. This involves monitoring usage and optimizing resources to ensure that costs are kept under control. This can include using cost-effective cloud services and scaling resources up or down based on demand.

Data Management

Data management is also a significant challenge in cloud computing, as data can be spread across multiple locations and services. This requires careful management to ensure that data is properly backed up, secured, and easily accessible when needed

Other challenges in cloud computing can include vendor lock-in, compliance and regulatory issues, and the need for skilled personnel to manage and maintain cloud systems.

Overall, mastering the challenges in cloud computing requires careful planning and management, as well as a deep understanding of the unique challenges posed by cloud technology. By taking a proactive approach to these challenges, organizations can realize the full benefits of cloud computing while minimizing risks and costs.

Few Advantages of Cloud-IaaS

Low Infrastructure cost

Let's face it: infrastructure investment represents a sunk cost. The cost of the IT infrastructure is not recoupable. By lowering the initial cost, IaaS has successfully replaced setting up and managing your own on-site data centre. IT is a cost-effective choice for new companies as well as established ones of all sizes.

Better Disaster Mitigation

Having numerous copies of your data spread out in different locations is the only method to mitigate data security or other disasters. But consider the setup, staffing, and operational costs. IaaS enables business continuity, disaster recovery, and high availability at a fraction of the price and in a far more dependable way.

On-Demand Service

The required computing infrastructure can be set up using IaaS in a matter of minutes or hours as opposed to the days, weeks, and occasionally even months that it might take to do it internally. As soon as you've made the decision to launch a new product or initiative or to abandon one, IaaS may also be scaled up and down.

Stay Agile

You have the choice to swiftly increase resources using IaaS to handle surges in demand for your application. For instance, if your company operates in the travel sector online, you might anticipate a spike before or during the Christmas season and scale back your resources when activity increases.

Outsource Maintenance

Your IT team spends 90% of its time working on billing and basic maintenance issues. By freeing up your staff from having to worry about IT infrastructure, IaaS allows you to concentrate on your main business.

Stability and Reliability

Say goodbye to maintaining, updating, and troubleshooting the hardware and software whenever a problem arises. We can ensure that your infrastructure is dependable and meets your SLAs with the help of IaaS. Additionally, there is no need to transfer and maintain extra backup devices.

Better security

Your applications' and data's security is guaranteed with a dependable IaaS like Azure. They may provide risk and threat mitigation that is superior to what you can do yourself.

Faster Updates

Security, software, and other upgrades are installed more easily in IaaS because there is no need to physically install updates and everything is automated via the internet at predetermined times.

Unique-Capabilities of Microsoft Azure

Besides the above features expected from a cloud service, Azure has some unique capabilities/plugins/APIs which are very helpful especially for predictive analytics, data recovery, and management to name a few.

Azure Cognitive Services

Petabytes of data are being added and managed every day into your cloud. Data recovery and management are one of the key factors to make this data useful for your organization. Azure’s cognitive Services leverages the use of AI to solve your business problems. Azure will soon use machine learning to provide predictive analytics.

Azure Managed Services

As a trusted cloud solution provider for more than two decades now Microsoft is now building an extensive support system that will enable it to become a trusted advisor for cloud services. It converts the solution to a long-term contract based investment which can increase your profits by at least a 20%.

Open Source Business Solutions

Although traditionally Windows is not an open-source OS, and most of the other solutions by Microsoft are also similar. Azure is evolving beyond this notion. Azure's flexibility in integrating with third-party apps and software simplifies migration compared to other providers.

Azure Stack Services

We at Halcyon understand the need for privacy and security required for some data in some special cases and hence you might have to maintain your private datacenter. Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform that allows you to seamlessly integrate Azure services into your datacenter.

Azure SQL

SQL is one of the most popular, robust and easy to use database languages. Azure SQL is a powerful combination of relational database applied to cloud services, and with help of advanced analytics, you get maximized performance, robust data protection and power of accelerated app development.

  • “ With the real-time insights provided by SAP S/4HANA, we’re able to react quickly to identify and resolve any issues in our supply chain, helping ensure that our products reach customers in optimal condition. After moving to Azure, we saw increase in application availability, which is vital for our operations and business continuity. We also have greater capacity to support growth without worrying about scalability or performance.”

    Prashant Kurhade

    DGM - IT

    Pravin Masalewala(Suhana) Limited

Move widely used databases

Transfer your data from the most popular database management systems to Azure. SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB are just a few of the popular databases.

Automate your DB migrations

Automate your migration to Azure with PowerShell to save time and effort. Database Migration Service uses PowerShell cmdlets to migrate a list of databases automatically.

  • What are the different phases of cloud migration (including database migration)?

    All workload cloud migrations—including databases—typically follow a six-step process. Factors such as the types of workloads, the complexity of the existing digital estate, and industry or governmental compliance requirements might require special planning and tools, but the six steps are almost always the same:

    • Define strategy: Define your business justification and expected outcomes.
    • Plan: Align actionable adoption plans to business outcomes.
    • Ready: Prepare your environment for your cloud migration strategy.
    • Adopt: Move your workloads to the cloud environment.
    • Govern: Benchmark and implement governance best practices for your environment and workloads.
    • Manage: Use proven methodologies to manage your cloud and hybrid solutions.
  • How do I modernize applications and databases?
    • • Use Azure App Service or Azure Spring Cloud to modernise your Java or.NET programmes, and use Azure managed databases like Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instances to modernise your databases. You can benefit from Azure platform as a service (PaaS) features like built-in security, patching, high availability, and autoscaling by modernising your system.
    • • You can also containerize your .NET and Java apps and run them in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) without needing to make any code changes.
    • Ready: Prepare your environment for your cloud migration strategy.
    • Adopt: Move your workloads to the cloud environment.
    • Govern: Benchmark and implement governance best practices for your environment and workloads.
    • Manage: Use proven methodologies to manage your cloud and hybrid solutions.
  • How do I extend Azure to hybrid, multi-cloud, and edge environments?

    • Extend Azure management and services to hybrid, multicloud and edge environments using Azure Arc. Azure Arc simplifies governance and management by delivering a consistent multi-cloud and on-premises management platform, enabling you to manage your entire environment with a single pane of glass by projecting your existing resources into Azure Resource Manager. You can also manage virtual machines, Kubernetes clusters, and databases as if they’re running in Azure.

  • What are the benefits of cloud migration and modernization?
    • Use Azure App Service or Azure Spring Cloud to modernise your Java or.NET programmes, and use Azure managed databases like Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instances to modernise your databases. You can benefit from Azure platform as a service (PaaS) features like built-in security, patching, high availability, and autoscaling by modernising your system.
    • Spend more time innovating and less time maintaining legacy infrastructure by using cloud-native technologies.
    • Build applications that are resilient, highly scalable, independently deployable, and able to evolve quickly by using microservices architecture.
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