Announcing migration assessments for on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using DMA 4.1

Overview The Data Migration Assistant (DMA) provides a comprehensive assessment by detecting compatibility and functionality issues prior to migrating to a specific version of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, or Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. The tool recommends performance and reliability improvements for your target environment. DMA allows you to move the schema, data, and…

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Identify the best Azure SQL Database SKU for your on-premises database by using the Database Migration Assistant

Migrating your databases to the cloud is a complicated and time-consuming task that involves a lot of variables, such as what to migrate, how to migrate it, and the target and SKU to which you should migrate. Our goal with the Database Migration Assistant (DMA) is to answer these questions and to make your database…


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…


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

Amazon Web Services Relational Database Service is a well-known platform that several organizations use to host various RDBMS offerings, including Microsoft SQL Server. Customers, after an initial foray into the cloud using RDBMS on platform such as AWS RDS, decide to move to a PaaS (Platform as Service) RDBMS offering, such as Microsoft Azure SQL…


Release: Data Migration Assistant (DMA) v3.4

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…


Migrating a SQL Server Database from AWS EC2 to Azure SQL Database by using the Microsoft Data Migration Assistant (DMA)

Amazon Web Services EC2 is a great Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, and many organizations use it to host SQL Server instances. Using an IaaS platform provides for easy migration scenarios from on-premises deployments, and for many people it’s a perfect first step into cloud. However, many companies soon realize that they are ready…


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 Public…


Release: Data Migration Assistant (DMA) v3.3

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…