Hardware and software upgrades are a necessary part of any technology system. Moving to the latest release allows organizations to take advantage of new features and bug fixes that often lead to increases efficiencies, better performance, and enhanced security. However, upgrading is also a risky process that can introduce new bugs, trigger performance issues, and cause unexpected downtime. The same is true for migration projects. Database migrations, which involve moving from one platform to another and transferring data to new systems and formats, are complex and lengthy procedures that require a significant amount of planning, knowledge, and post-migration monitoring. If done incorrectly, migrations can result in significant downtime.