Microsoft has updated the SSMA (SQL Server Migration Assistant) family of products to include support for both Access and MySQL. This release makes it possible to move data directly and easily from local Microsoft Access databases or MySQL databases into SQL Azure. Microsoft refreshed the existing SSMA family of products for Oracle, Sybase and Access with this latest v4.2 release.
The latest SQL Server Migration Assistant is available for free download and preview at:
- SSMA for MySQL v1.0, out of the two downloads, ‘SSMA 2008 for MySQL’ enables migration to SQL Azure
- SSMA for Access v4.2 out of the two downloads, ‘SSMA 2008 for Access’ enables migration to SQL Azure
- SSMA for Oracle v4.2
- SSMA for Sybase v4.2
For more information about the latest update, see the SQL Azure team blog post Microsoft announces SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL.
About SQL Server Migration Assistant
SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL is the newest migration toolkit, others include Oracle, Sybase, Access, and an analyzer for PowerBuilder. The toolkits were designed to tackle the complex manual process customer’s deal with when migrating databases. In using the SQL Server Migration Assistants, customers and partners reduce the manual effort; as a result the time, cost and risks associated with migrating are significantly reduced.
SSMA for MySQL v1.0 is designed to work with MySQL 4.1 and above. Some of the salient features included in this release are the ability to convert/migrate:
- Stored procedures
- Stored functions
- DML statements
- Control statements
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation