Why migration-center 4.0?
The new major version 4 of our proven migration product is currently being developed and will be released in 2017. Version 4 comes with a new and modern user interface, great new user experience and a lot of new functionality that will make your migration team even more productive. The motivation to develop a new major version of migration-center have been the architectural and technical constraints of version 3 that inhibited major improvements in the areas of usability, customization, performance, functionally and custom jobs support (pre & post processing.
New technologies used
The modernized migration-center job server’s architecture will allow multi-threading in all adapters, easier adapter deployment, and the integration of any kind of custom adapters or jobs – so you can expect faster migrations and support for new use cases. The job server and the client will use state-of-the-art REST web services for communication instead of proprietary protocols, making it even easier to implement custom adapters/jobs.
Out of curiosity to explore the new features of D2 4.6, I upgraded one of our D2 4.5 projects a few weeks ago. In this blog post I explain the new features, the upgrade, as well as our experiences with the new version of D2.
So apart from all the technical stuff, which new aspects will benefit the end users? The new release introduces a couple of valuable features.
A company’s change from solely being a product manufacturer to also becoming a service provider is a potential application of digital transformation. In order to provide services aimed at both individuals and target groups, companies need to collect user-, application-, and product-driven data from the real world as a basis, then submit this data to further analytic processing.
Companies can now bridge the gap between the real world and the digital world using the mechanisms and principles of the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT or Industry 4.0). Standardized device networking and individual opportunities for interaction are now available for a wide range of uses – they open up new possibilities and expand fields of business.