Samsung Life is Korea's largest insurance provider, with almost $26 million in revenues and more than 10 million customers, or a third of the country's insurance market. When ongoing growth spurred the company to upgrade from a legacy mainframe to UNIX Oracle databases, Samsung Life needed a way to migrate enormous amounts of critical data quickly, reliably, and safely.


  • Extract, analyze, transform, and migrate 57 terabytes of data
  • Handle complex Korean double-byte character data
  • Ensure a high level of data quality
As this was the main data for the company, transferring files quickly and without damage was very important, and we needed a solution that could handle large amounts of data that had been processed manually before. With Informatica, we've seen improved results of around three times more than our past manual operations and we've experienced the greatest efficiency in the area of data cleansing.
Gahng-ho Lee
Team Leader
Samsung SDS


  • Reduced IT costs by $20.8 million over four years
  • Doubled or tripled developer productivity
  • Completed the largest data migration initiative ever executed in Korea
  • Bolstered error-free operations and safeguarded data quality

Technologies Used

  • Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.

  • Accesses mission-critical data and delivers it throughout the enterprise wherever it’s needed, on any schedule.