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 (SSMA), partners can reduce the manual effort; as a result the time, cost and risks associated with migrating are significantly reduced. A recent SSMA survey showed that 94% of SSMA downloader’s would recommend the tool to others.

With this wave of release, customers can migrate to any edition of SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2005. Brand NEW with this release, SSMA for MySQL and SSMA for Access products also support simple and direct migration to SQL Azure.

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:

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures
  • Stored functions
  • Triggers
  • Cursors
  • DML statements
  • Control statements
  • Transactions

The latest SSMA v4.2 release for Oracle/Sybase/Access includes:

  • Console support for automated DB assessment/DB migration/SQL syntax conversion for application migration.
  • Support for client side and server side data migration for convenience.
  • Better support for 64-bit platform.
  • Microsoft Access (Access 97 and above) to SQL Azure migration (you can continue to use existing Access front end applications though the data resides in SQL Azure)
  • Support for migrating to SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Support for migrating from latest Oracle (11g R2), Sybase (15.5) and Access (2010) releases

All SSMA toolkits are available for free download. Along with this release, Microsoft refreshed the existing SSMA family of products for Oracle, Sybase and Access with the latest v4.2 release.

Please visit these sites for the free downloads: