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August 2014


The Data Migration

Consider a small European country with more than 20 social insurance institutions, each using their own proprietary software. Now consider sharing data between them. After decades of integration failures, these institutions decided to standardize on a handful of applications. One of these institutions hired Philipp’s firm to migrate their data to DB2. Philipp’s boss gave him the assignment with a clear conscience. “They have a data transfer interface already established. This should be a quick process.”

Don't Speak

“Are you Greg?” asked the burly man with a scar from eyebrow to chin. “I’m Mark, your manager.”