AWS Cloud Migration: Modernize Your Data and Analytics With Ease

Posted by Dale Treece, Data & Analytics Practice Lead

Nov 04, 2021


Many organizations are migrating and modernizing their existing analytics workloads at scale in the cloud through platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Through Onix Analytics Modernization (OAM), our unique and practical approach to migration and modernization, you can unlock your data’s true potential. 

Why Are Organizations Moving to the Cloud? 

Organizations are modernizing their workloads with AWS so they can have a purpose-built, enterprise-focused, and fully managed system that works for them and their specific needs.

AWS has helped organizations accelerate their cloud journeys for over 14 years and get in control of their largest opportunities, including: 

  • Understanding and accessing their data anytime, anywhere.
  • Increasing their organization’s agility.
  • Improving service levels.
  • Reducing time and effort in managing infrastructure.
  • Decreasing licensing costs and total cost of ownership (TCO). 

Through pay-as-you-go systems and less concern with physical infrastructure, organizations have more flexibility to create a system that works best for them. 

How to Break Free with AWS 

Whether you’re getting started on your cloud journey, experiencing changes in data volume, or taking on new projects that will generate large volumes of data, this change can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Through our three-phase approach, you’ll be able to unlock your data’s potential with guidance every step of the way. 

Here is how we work with organizations just like yours to migrate and modernize existing analytics workloads at scale in the cloud: 


The first phase focuses on understanding your organization and what you’re looking to get out of migrating and modernizing your existing analytics workloads with AWS. 

Your specific challenges and applications needs drive your OAM journey, making it more flexible and configurable for your business. 

This first phase takes anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to complete. We like to make sure we get it right the first time, so we spend time identifying and prioritizing the business outcomes you are looking for before we begin our next phase that is tailored to your specific needs.


This is where you are set up for success. We will provide you with a value-based recommendation and help you leverage tools to drive valuable insights from your data for data-prescribed decisions. 

In this second phase, we implement processes, tools, and technologies to help you get to a targeted outcome. This could include a number of steps, including setting up a cloud account or an analytics foundation and addressing any roadblocks that were noted in the assessment phase to ensure your migration to the cloud runs smoothly. 

While the timeline depends on the amount of foundation set up and how many roadblocks need to be remedied, this phase typically takes 2-6 months to develop capabilities to migrate at-scale for your business. Once we know more about your business and specific needs, we can provide you with a more detailed timeline. 

This phase is designed to be substantial and set a strong foundation — when we get to the final phase, we want to focus solely on executing and developing outcomes for your business. 


In this third phase, we use our unique factory-based approach to migrate and modernize your organization’s workload. Our team of experts provide consistent support and ensure you have an accelerated, hassle-free migration to the cloud. 

After this is complete, you’re ready to utilize your newly modernized and migrated Cloud system at scale for your business. 

We use this time to ensure you know how to use your new system to provide your organization with increased agility, improved service levels, reduced infrastructure management time, and more. 

Are You Ready to Kick-start Your Modernization Journey? 

Organizations that use Onix’s prescriptive guidance and specific approach to migration achieve business outcomes significantly faster and with lower TCO. In addition, Amazon Web Services reports that users have successfully migrated more than 350,000 databases using their Database Migration Service (DMS)

Whether you’re searching for a new platform at the end of your renewal period, have a new initiative that will generate significant volumes of historical and transactional data, or are experiencing changes in data volume, velocity, and/or variety, connect with us today to understand how we can help you make the most out of your data with AWS Cloud migration.

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Dale Treece, Data & Analytics Practice Lead

Dale Treece is the Data & Analytics Practice Lead at Onix. He has been working with organizations of various sizes to organize, structure, and use their data to advance their business goals for over 35 years. Through data & analytics modernization, Dale helps businesses become agile, ready to scale, accelerate their path to innovation while improving overall performance and reducing costs.

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