SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) Team's Blog

How-to articles, tips-and-tricks, and guidelines for migrating from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL/Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure

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  • Blog Post: Latest Update - Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v6.0 is now available.

    SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to reduce cost and reduce...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.3 is now available.

    SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to reduce cost and reduce...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 is Now Available

    Automating Database Migration to SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 is now available. SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment...
  • Blog Post: Applying Operational Profiles to Demonstrate Production Readiness Of an Oracle to SQL Server Database Port using Web Services

    By James Cusick, Imran Riaz, Hubert Huang, Allen Tse, Murugan Gnanavel {james.cusick; imran.riaz; hubert.huang;allen.tse; murugan.gnanavel} @wolterskluwer.com Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, New York, NY Abstract A common problem in application development requires a port of existing...
  • Blog Post: Identifying Database Migration Opportunity Using MAP 6.0

    Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit 6.0. The new version of MAP reports the existence of Oracle database instances and provides information that can be use to estimate total cost of ownership and return-on-investment (ROI) for migrating the Oracle schema...
  • Blog Post: How SSMA Estimates Manual Conversion Time

    SSMA automates conversion of most statement. There are a few features and syntax which SSMA is unable to migrate. In such situation, SSMA issues a migration error and for each error, SSMA provides estimated manual conversion time. I often asked how do we come up with the time. Those manual estimation...
  • Blog Post: Emulating Records and Collections via CLR UDT

            By Bill Ramos and Vishal Soni , Advaiya Inc. This blog covers how the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for Oracle uses the SQL Server Common Language Runtime (CLR) User-Defined Types (UDT) for emulating Oracle Records and Collections.  In this blog...
  • Blog Post: SSMA @TechEd Video

    SSMA session from North America TechEd is now available from Channel 9 .
  • Blog Post: Using SSMA Project Setting to Customize Database Migration

    SSMA provides a project setting that allow you to customize how the conversion is done. This post describes the project setting options available for you as well as scenarios where you want to customize the setting. SSMA project setting options are categorized into the following: Project...
  • Blog Post: Video: Planning Your Database Migration

    This video provides a quick overview of planning your database migration and setting up your SSMA, including connecting to your databases and configuring SSMA project setting. Format: wmv Duration: 02:27 Check out the other videos in this series: Introduction to SSMA Planning Your...
  • Blog Post: Accelerate migration to SQL Server with MAP Toolkit 5.5

    The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 5.5— is now available for free download. · Download MAP 5.5 Simplify planning for migration to the latest Microsoft products and technologies with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit...
  • Blog Post: Database Discovery Made Easy with MAP 5.5

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) is a powerful tool to inventorize, assess and report your IT asset inventory. The new version, MAP 5.5 has new features that automates discovery of heterogeneous database instances for migration to SQL Server. The tool provides network inventory reporting for MySQL...
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