Advanced Database & Application Migration (ADAM) has the following benefits:

Years of migration experience

ADAM has provided Alibaba Group with comprehensive migration services for multiple years. ADAM has extensive experience of transformation from the traditional IT architecture to the Internet-based cloud architecture. The migration services include feasibility analysis, scenario analysis, destination database selection, compatibility assessment, workload estimation, and application transformation suggestions before migration. Cutover migration and automated testing are also included.

Intelligent analysis

Before migration, ADAM collects information from the operating environments of source Oracle databases, analyzes the collected data, and generates evaluation reports that provide migration suggestions. The reports include destination database solutions, compatibility of source objects, reasons for incompatibility, high-risk objects and SQL statements, suggestions on application transformation, and estimated migration costs. In addition, ADAM also provides a migration plan for the destination database.

Database transformation

Based on the migration plan that is generated by using the intelligent analysis feature, ADAM uses the database transformation feature to migrate schemas. During schema migration, ADAM converts data types that are compatible with destination databases if needed. You can specify the target data types for incompatible data types, as prompted in the ADAM console.

Application transformation

ADAM uses the application collector to collect application data such as SQL statements and call stacks. Then, ADAM identifies application data that needs transformation based on the analysis results of the database transformation feature. This increases the efficiency in application transformation. By supporting comprehensive analysis of databases and applications, ADAM simplifies database migration.