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…


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…


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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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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Migrating data On-Premises to Azure with the new Azure Database Migration Service (VPN Site-to-Site)

Recently Microsoft announced the Public Preview Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS), a new way to migrate your data from a SQL Server database or from other sources to Azure: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/datamigration/2017/11/15/announcing-the-azure-database-migration-service-public-preview/ Thinking about it, I did this tutorial to show how can you migrate a SQL Server database On-Premises to the Azure using the Azure…


Azure Database Migration Service – March Update

Overview We are pleased to announce the latest update to the Public Preview release of the Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS): Support for migrations from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance! Azure DMS now supports on-premises SQL Server database migrations to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. Azure DMS reduces the complexity of cloud migrations…


Migrating SQL Server databases from AWS EC2 to Azure SQL Database using the Azure Database Migration Service

Amazon Web Services EC2 is a well-known Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, and several organizations use EC2 to host various RDBMS platforms, including Microsoft SQL Server. Using an IaaS platform in the cloud provides certain advantages, such as ease of application migration, full control of software running in the VM, and simplified integration with…


Azure Database Migration Service – February Updates

Overview We are pleased to announce the latest updates to the Public Preview release of the Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS). Addition information about these important updates appears below. Support for additional regions. Users can now provision Azure DMS in the Southeast Asia and West India regions to migrate on-premises instances of SQL Server to Azure…


Automating the end-to-end migration of SQL Server to Azure SQL Database using the Azure Database Migration PowerShell module

As part of the Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS) Public Preview, we have released a PowerShell library to automate bulk database migrations from SQL Server to SQL Azure Database. Currently, the Azure DMS documentation includes a “How to” article for Migrating SQL Server on-premises to Azure SQL Database by using Azure PowerShell. However, several…