Convert to SQL 2017-03-21T10:30:31+00:00

Exporting IBM Lotus Notes or IBM Lotus Quickr content to another database format – no longer a challenge

Lialis provides the Convert to SQL software and experience to assist you with your Notes or Quickr data conversion. We completely export Lotus Notes data of Lotus databases or Quickr places to for example SQL. This SQL database subsequently enables you to move Lotus content to its final location with ease, for example the new SQL ERP system or SharePoint.

Lialis takes care of the entire conversion
With one of the following project approaches we assist your company in reaching your conversion goals. All conversions are performed by Lialis with the Convert to SQL conversion tool.

 

Approach Option 1 – One time in the Cloud conversion of Lotus Notes databases (and or Lotus Quickr places).

  • Upload your Lotus Database package to the Lialis FTP server
  • Lialis will export the Lotus Notes data to SQL
  • Download your SQL database from the Lialis FTP server

Costs: Project startup fee of €1.999 is charged once and includes 12 Lialis consultancy hours. Additional consultancy hours: €100 per hour.

Free conversion

 

Approach Option 2 – Phased conversion in the Cloud of Lotus Notes databases (and or Lotus Quickr places).

This approach is suited for large scale conversions with a mandatory phased move of the employees to the new SQL based system. Your data on the cloud server will be 100% secured and a back-up system is in place for quick recovery. The main advantage of this approach is the cost-efficient powerful conversion server virtual hardware.

Lialis creates a dedicated temporarily Windows server with a Lotus Domino and SQL server (cloud-based Amazon EC2 server) 

The Domino server will be registered in your Domino domain and will contain replicas of the to be converted Notes database
When the first full Notes replication to the cloud EC2 server is finished all Notes databases are converted to one SQL store, which can be pushed to your SQL database.
The Notes updates can be replicated to the cloud server followed by a data export to SQL of only these updates, until the Lotus Notes and/or Quickr environment is completely converted

Costs: Project startup fee of €1.999 is charged once + approximately €2 per hour Amazon EC2 server costs. Including 12 Lialis consultancy hours. Additional consultancy hours: €100 per hour.

Free conversion

 

Approach Option 3 – Phased conversions onsite of Lotus Notes databases (and or Lotus Quickr places).

This approach is equal to the cloud approach except that the Lialis Convert to SQL solution will be installed on a Domino server in your local area network. The advantage of this approach is that all data is stored on premises. The disadvantage is the costs for the on-premises conversion server and additional consultancy.

Costs: Project startup fee of €1.999 is charged once and includes 12 Lialis consultancy hours. Additional consultancy hours: €100 per hour.

Free conversion

 

Restrictions

It’s not possible for companies to operate the Lialis conversion tool independently because of complexity of this software.

The conversion of the Notes application design is not covered with this solution.

Lialis performs all Convert to SQL duties remotely.

 

Amazon EC2

For Convert to SQL project approaches that are cloud based, Lialis is using Amazon EC2 instances. The main advantages of EC2:

  • Server performance can be scaled down or up on the fly.
  • A new EC2 system can be created in 10 minutes and is charged by the hour.
  • Amazon does not charge startup or shut down costs.
  • Windows and SQL server license’s fees are included in the hour rates.
  • For notes to sql conversions high CPU performance is needed, which is available when using Amazon high CPU Instances.