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HANA Migration Journey – Monitoring Best Practices

Are you considering migrating your current database to SAP HANA? If so, you might be interested in learning about a critical step of database migration that often gets overlooked. This one very simple component, if done correctly, can help demonstrate the ROI of moving to SAP HANA, reduce the time and effort of the actual migration, and ensure your system is configured correctly before business users start to use the newly migrated system. This overlooked step is called monitoring. Syslink, an SAP partner, offers a monitoring solution to help with the database migration journey. In a recent webinar, they shared with us their HANA migration monitoring best practices – what to do before, during and after migration to ensure success.

Let’s take a step back to answer the question: What constitutes a successful migration? The answer depends on which stakeholders you’re asking. The Basis administrators will answer from a pure technical standpoint if they were successful in migrating the data. But business end users are looking to see if the system is performing better. Has the process resulted in better ROI? Each organization is different and unique. Setting up a baseline to monitor and compare before and after migration performance will help define what will be considered a successful migration in all levels, not only the purely technical.

Monitoring is a continuous step that needs to happen before your migration, during your migration, during the hand-off process, and don’t forget about after your migration as well. Transaction codes, BW upload time and interface interaction are just a few things to consider before your migration that helps with time efficiency. Monitoring is very tedious and can shorten migration time if done correctly. SAP provides migration tools to assist in the process to get to the HANA system, which also helps eliminate human error. Even in a simplified system, a lot of things can be missed. Which is why it is so critical to emphasize monitoring. If you would like to learn more about the best practices for migration as told by Syslink, follow the link to the following webcast: Watch it now.   

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