The functionality of the tool can be easily extended with other ETL plugins or tasks. Users can work with the system through a command console and the Migrator contains a help section with all commands described. The Altoros team provided the ability to make a copy of the database and deploy it elsewhere to enable users to test the solution or to modify it as needed, e.g. in a proof-of-concept.
Altoros also contributed to the development of the Tungsten Replicator for NuoDB. This additional tool allows users to keep different versions of a database synchronized, parallelizing data flows as well as completing other operations with data. These two components of the NuoDB platform combine to enable users to easily and quickly migrate data to their databases.
If we were going to be serious about enabling our users to move their existing SQL databases to NuoDB’s distributed NewSQL database solution, then we had to provide a powerful and simple means to do so. Just like with many startup companies our engineering team executes beyond expectation, but that does not mean it is without its limits. While already operating at capacity we turned to Altoros to take on the development of these critical customer tools. They oﬀered their skills in every aspect of the project, from administration to design and development. The end product is a set of open source tools that are uniquely ﬂexible, and elegantly simple in solving a set of complex problems for our customers. We are indeed quite pleased with the partnership we’ve built with Altoros.