Troy Young, Chief Architect at AdvancedMD, explains the decision to me in this video on Channel 9. AdvancedMD has been a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner for years. AdvancedMD leverages their existing ITPro staff knowledge and used Microsoft tools to accomplish the migration.
Microsoft Migration Tools
You can find out more about the migration tools to help you move your database application to SQL Server from Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, or Access at the SQL Server Assessment & Migration Tools.
SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 2008 is a complete suite of tools that dramatically cuts the effort, cost, and risk of migrating from Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, and Access to SQL Server 2008. SSMA automates almost every aspect of the migration process including assessment, schema and data migration, business logic conversion, and validation. Companies such as Motorola and Simon & Schuster have used SSMA to migrate their business-critical databases quickly, easily and accurately.
With SSMA, IT organizations and ISVs now have the freedom to move to SQL Server and take advantage of SQL Server's exceptional security, scalability, developer productivity, and the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership.
AdvancedMD provides a market-leading Software-as-a-Service electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) software platform delivered to more than 10,000 providers and 300 billing service providers across all major specialties nationwide. As a complete Medical Practice Optimization solution, AdvancedMD products and solutions combine the clinical with the financial to improve workflow and revenue capture. This allows practices and medical billing services to operate with greater agility, profitability and better staff utilization.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation