WANdisco and Microsoft engineer LiveData Cloud Services for Azure to facilitate Azure migration without business interruption

Move to Azure with ease

WANdisco's partnership with Microsoft helps you to migrate data to the Microsoft Azure cloud rapidly and easily, and exploit the power and capabilities of the Microsoft Azure environment.

WANdisco LiveData Migrator for Azure and LiveData Plane for Azure offer real-time replication of Hadoop data between multiple sources and targets, for any data architecture. Even when data is spread across different locations, and even while data is being migrated, WANdisco guarantees 100% data consistency.

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  • Co-Sell Prioritized Solutions
  • Deep integration into Azure control plane

Whether you have already embarked on your digital transformation journey or plan to soon, the use cases around data lake migration usually fall into the following scenarios:

Hadoop Migration

Hybrid Cloud

Disaster Recovery

Cloud Data Migration

For enterprises that plan to be fully migrated (lift-and-shift or re-platform) within the next 12-18 months.

Hybrid Data Estate

Maintaining on-premises assets for as long as necessary, as enterprises maintain critical on-premises applications while expanding their investment in the cloud.


Taking advantage of cloud economics to maintain scheduled backups.

Disaster Recovery

Enterprises that wish to decommission certain environments that have to be maintained for regulatory purposes can utilize the cloud as the new secure repository.


Enabling Enterprises to access compute and storage in the cloud when required rather than building infrastructure for peak capacity.

Cloud Analytics

Bring on-premises Hive workloads to Azure HDInsight, which provides a managed, full-spectrum, open-source analytics service in the Azure cloud.

Jumpstart Offer

Migrate first 25TB for Free

Available exclusively to Azure customers: use LiveData Migrator to migrate the first 25 TB for free.

Try the product for free in your own environment and experience the ease of use and full feature set of LiveData Migrator for Azure.

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Only LiveData Migrator can automate large scale data migration with zero application downtime, zero data loss and mitigated business risk

First 25TB Free

At lower data volumes customers can attempt alternative solutions involving DistCp variants and people leading to unknown cost and time with ongoing risk of failure

Native integration with Azure

LiveData Cloud Services for Azure automates deployment and leverage native Azure features such as Role Based Access Control, Active Directory, Azure Policy enforcement and Activity Log integration. With Azure Billing integration, there is no need to add a vendor contract or require additional vendor approvals.


Azure-native service offering available exclusively on Microsoft Azure

The WANdisco LiveData Platform features our patented Distributed Coordination Engine, which uses consensus to ensure data consistency, accuracy, and accessibility across all environments — on-premises, hybrid (on-premises and cloud), hybrid cloud, multi-region or multi-cloud. LiveData Cloud Services for Azure represents the foundation and underlying platform for all LiveData services delivery now and in the future with Microsoft.

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Migrate from Hadoop to cloud without disruption or downtime

LiveData Migrator is a safe and reliable cloud migration solution that provides complete and continuous migration of HDFS data to the Azure cloud. LiveData Migrator is fully self-service requiring no WANdisco expertise or services. It is entirely non-intrusive and requires zero changes to applications, cluster, node configuration or operation.

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Consistent data everywhere

Keeping data consistent in a distributed environment is a massive challenge. WANdisco LiveData Plane solves the exponentially growing challenge of keeping unstructured data available across diverse IT environments regardless of geographic location, architecture, or cloud storage provider.

Fully integrates with managed Hadoop environments such as Azure HDInsights for those customers who intend to have at least some Hadoop assets in Azure for the foreseeable future. With the LiveData Hive Plugin, customers are assured by the fact that their operational metastores are kept in sync during changes within the hybrid data plane.

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Addressing data lakes migration challenge

Combining WANdisco LiveData for Databricks and Delta Lake running on Azure Databricks is a natural response to the challenges of migrating big data to the cloud. Azure Databricks provides an elegant answer to this challenge by offering more capable technologies for applications and systems to operate against big data in the cloud. Delta Lake provides the storage and processing layer on top of cloud storage to support enterprise workloads across streaming and batch requirements to better manage data lakes at scale.

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Customer Stories

How AMD uses WANdisco LiveData Migrator to protect critical business data against disaster

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Daimler moved data back and forth for 9 months before sunsetting the on-prem Hadoop dataset

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