Data system retirement is often so expensive and challenging that organizations are forced to continue using outdated data systems. Using these outdated data systems puts businesses at a competitive disadvantage. However, Maxxphase Data Compatibility makes data systems plug and play. Therefore new data systems seamlessly integrate into the Compatible Data Fabric while outdated data systems are easy to retire.

The Data System
Retirement Conundrum

The retirement phase is one of the more challenging phases in the data system’s lifecycle because the information it contains is still extremely important, even if the software or hardware is outdated. It may even be required by law to retain the data in a usable form.

The traditional approach to data system retirement is to migrate the retired data into the replacement data system. Unfortunately, this data migration is often very challenging as the replacement data system was never designed to accommodate the retired data. As a result, this data migration is often an expensive, time-consuming process with a high risk of failure.

Data system retirement is even more challenging when the data system to be retired is the source of data for other data systems. Not only must the data be migrated to the replacement data system, but the handcrafted data transformation software needs to be redeveloped for the replacement data system to support existing data movement.

Datas System Retirement
Simplified by Data Compatibility

Maxxphase Data Compatibility methods can make the retired data set compatible with the data from any other compatible data systems. The retired data set becomes an integral component in the Compatible Data Fabric that includes the other compatible data systems. There is no longer a need for the data from the retiring system to migrate to the replacement data system. Once made compatible, the retired data set will be directly interoperable with the data from any other compatible data systems.

New data and retired data may be seamlessly combined, preserving your access to the information from the retired data system. Moreover, once the retired data set has been made a part of the Compatible Data Fabric, the retired data set becomes analytics-ready. When used in combination with the other analytics-ready data, the retired data set's utility is greatly enhanced.

Data compatibility takes the headache out of retiring your old data systems. With data compatibility, retired data is now more useful than it ever was in its incompatible form. The complexities and challenges of conventional data migration are a thing of the past. Ensure your company can use the most up-to-date systems to promote growth and stay one step ahead of the competition.

If your business has a data system retirement issue, contact Maxxphase to learn how we can solve those problems.