Announcing the Azure Database Migration Service Public Preview!

The Database Migration Team is pleased to announce availability of the Public Preview release of the Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS). Overview Azure DMS is a fully managed migration service designed to work together with our time-tested migration engines such as the Data Migration Assistant (DMA), the Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA), and SQL Server Migration…


Database Migration Guide – November updates

What’s new in this update? Migration guidance for these Azure Data services – PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL | MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL | Oracle to Azure Database for PostgreSQL NoSQL data migration guidance – MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Table Storage to Azure Cosmos DB Migrating your data to…

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Database Migration Guide Updates

The release of the new Database Migration Guide was announced during the Microsoft Ready conference in July, and since that time we have made several updates. Note: We plan to regularly update and supplement Migration Guide content with changes that reflect user feedback and based on the availability of additional scenario details. What’s new in…

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Differentiating Microsoft’s Database Migration Tools and Services

Microsoft provides a suite of tools and services designed to assist users with migrating various types of source databases to a variety of target environments. A description of these tools and services is provided in the following sections. Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS) Azure DMS is an Azure-based service that is now available in limited…


Release: Data Migration Assistant (DMA) v3.3

Overview Data Migration Assistant (DMA) enables you to upgrade to a modern data platform by detecting compatibility issues that can impact database functionality on your new version of SQL Server. The tool recommends performance and reliability improvements for your target environment. DMA allows you to move your schema, data, and uncontained objects from your source…


Release: SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v7.6

Overview SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for Oracle, MySQL, SAP ASE (formerly SAP Sybase ASE), DB2, and Access allows users to convert a database schema to a Microsoft SQL Server schema, upload the schema, and then migrate data to the target SQL Server (see below for supported versions). What is new? Each iteration of the…


Release: SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v7.5

Overview SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for Oracle, MySQL, SAP ASE (formerly SAP Sybase ASE), DB2, and Access allows users to convert a database schema to a Microsoft SQL Server schema, upload the schema, and then migrate data to the target SQL Server (see below for supported versions). What is new? Each iteration of the…


Released: Data Migration Assistant (DMA) v3.2

Overview Data Migration Assistant (DMA) enables you to upgrade to a modern data platform by detecting compatibility issues that can impact database functionality on your new version of SQL Server. It recommends performance and reliability improvements for your target environment. It allows you to not only move your schema and data, but also uncontained objects…

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Benchmark: Data migration to Azure SQL Database using DMA 3.2

DMA 3.2 enables schema and data migration from an on-premises SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Database. The data migration pipeline is built atop the SQL bulk copy technology and lets you quickly and reliably move data from your source database into your target database. There are many variables that can affect the performance…

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