Latest updates to the Azure Database Migration Service and database migration tools

Since we announced General Availability of the Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) in May, we delivered a variety of new features and additional functionality to enhance and extend the value of this service and our other database migration tools. I am pleased to share with you some details about key deliveries we have made in…


Release: Data Migration Assistant (DMA) v3.6

Overview The 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…


Database Migration Guide – June 2018 updates

What’s new with the latest updates? The latest updates to the Database Migration Guide include: A refresh of the SQL Server to Azure SQL Database migration scenario with steps and graphics based on the GA release of the Azure Database Migration Service. Updates to all migration scenarios (source/target pairs) currently covered by the Migration Guide: Migrate from SQL…


Seamless migration of MySQL apps to Azure Database for MySQL with minimum downtime

At the recent Microsoft \\Build 2018 conference, we announced that one of the key themes in the Data Modernization pillar is to showcase how easy it is to migrate existing apps to the cloud. Migrating your existing infrastructure, platform, services, databases, and applications to the cloud is much easier and more seamless today with the…


Seamless migration of PostgreSQL apps to Azure Database for PostgreSQL with minimum downtime

At the recent Microsoft \\Build 2018 conference, we announced that one of the key themes in the Data Modernization pillar is to showcase how easy it is to migrate existing apps to the cloud. Migrating your existing infrastructure, platform, services, databases, and applications to the cloud is much easier and more seamless today with the…


Release: Data Migration Assistant (DMA) v3.5

Overview The 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…

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How to seamlessly migrate MySQL and PostgreSQL apps to Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL with minimum downtime

At the recent Microsoft \\Build 2018 conference, we announced that one of the key themes in the Data Modernization pillar is to showcase how easy it is to migrate existing apps to the cloud. Migrating your existing infrastructure, platform, services, databases, and applications to the cloud is much easier and more seamless today with the…

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Database Migration Guide – May 2018 updates

What’s new with the latest updates? Added guidance for new migration scenarios (source/target pairs): SQL Server to SQL Server on Azure VMs SQL Server to SQL Data Warehouse Oracle to SQL Data Warehouse References to Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) support for: Selected migration scenarios in Public and Private Preview. Minimal-downtime migration scenarios in Private…


Announcing General Availability of the Azure Database Migration Service!

The Database Migration Team is pleased to announce General Availability (GA) of the Azure Database Migration Service. Overview The Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) is a fully managed migration service designed to enable seamless migrations from multiple database sources to Azure Data platforms with minimal downtime. Azure DMS achieves this by integrating functionality from multiple Microsoft…

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Release: Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) v2.5

Overview Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) is a new A/B testing solution for SQL Server upgrades. It will assist in evaluating a targeted version of SQL for a given workload. Customers who are upgrading from previous SQL Server versions (SQL Server 2005 and above) to any new version of the SQL Server will be able to…

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