LiveData Migrator

Move your data to the cloud or between clusters, with no downtime and no service disruption

“LiveData Migrator's uniqueness lies in how it packages Hadoop data migration as a fully hands-off service. Moving data under active change is delicate, and organizations don't want to use their best IT people on it. LiveData Migrator handles everything in the background and doesn't require expertise from the customer. It's as close to a silver bullet as you can find for this type of project.”

Merv Adrian, Gartner Research Vice President of Data and Analytics


What is LiveData Migrator?

Migrate from Hadoop to cloud without disruption or downtime.

LiveData Migrator is a fully automated cloud migration solution that migrates HDFS data to the cloud, even while those data sets are under active change. LiveData Migrator is fully self-service requiring no WANdisco expertise. It is entirely non-intrusive and requires zero changes to applications, cluster, node configuration or operation. Migrations of any scale can begin immediately, and be performed while the source data is under active change without requiring any production system downtime or business disruption, and with zero risk of data loss.


Enabling administrators to easily deploy the solution and begin migration of data lake content to the cloud immediately. It is entirely non-intrusive and requires zero changes to applications, cluster or node configuration or operation.


Leveraging WANdisco's LiveData capabilities, data migration can occur while the source data is under active change, without requiring any production system downtime or business disruption, supporting complete and continuous data migration.


LiveData Migrator is able to accommodate data migration at any scale, from terabytes to exabytes, and without any risk of data loss.

Benefits of LiveData Migrator

LiveData Migrator enables you to transition to a LiveData environment which makes your data globally available, accurate and protected, avoiding the costs of a manual migration and the pattern of data silos that emerge when data cannot be kept consistent.

Business Continuity

  • No need for downtime of on-premises production clusters
  • Immediate availability of migrated data
  • High scalability and performance for migration at any scale

Complete and Continuous Migration

  • Data migration with single pass of source storage
  • Ongoing migration of any subsequent data changes
  • Ensures zero data loss of source data and changes

Cost Avoidance

  • Minimizes the need for IT resource involvement
  • Automated migration without custom code maintenance
  • Faster time-to-value and adoption of AI & ML

LiveData Migrator Automates Cloud Migration

Zero Business Disruption, Zero Risk, and Best Time-to-Value

Self-service User Experience

Users are able to deploy the solution in minutes and begin migration of data lake content to the cloud immediately. It is entirely non-intrusive and provides true self-service capabilities.

Hadoop & Object Storage

Migrates HDFS data to other Hadoop-compatible file systems and cloud storage. LiveData Migrator supports all major HDFS distributions and cloud service providers including Azure, AWS, GCP, IBM and Alibaba.

Petabyte Scale

Migrates big data sets at any scale to cloud storage without needing to halt changes made to the data sets during migration.

Selective Migration

Administrators have full control over what is migrated from source to target.

Complete and Continuous

Migrates existing data sets with a single pass through the source storage system, eliminating the overhead of repeated scans, while also supporting continuous migration of any ongoing changes from source to target.

Immediate Availability

Enables data to become available for use in the target environment as soon as it has been migrated, without having to wait for all data set migrations to complete.

Interfaces and API

Migrations can be managed through a comprehensive and intuitive command-line interface, or from the self-documenting REST API, allowing users to track and monitor migration progress.

Browser-Based UI

Users can also take advantage of the optional management available from WANdisco’s browser-based user interface and deep integration with cloud vendors’ management interfaces.

The LiveData Migrator Approach

Only LiveData Migrator is able to move data lake content to the cloud immediately, at scale, with no application downtime and no risk of data loss, even when data sets are under active change.

Other approaches to large-scale Hadoop data migration rely on repeated iterations where source data is copied, but they do not take ongoing changes into account during that time. They require significant up-front planning, and impose operation downtime if there is a need for ensuring data are migrated completely.


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