Microsoft Releases New MySQL Migration Tool

Aug 13th, 2010 | By technologynews | Category: Technology

Microsoft has released a database migration tool with the aim of bringing
MySQL users to SQL Server and SQL Azure.

Microsoft added the new tool kit in a refresh of its existing SSMA (SQL Server
Migration Assistant) family of products. In addition, the company added SSMA
for Microsoft Access to provide direct migration from Access products to
SQL Server and SQL Azure.

“The tool kits were designed to tackle the complex manual process
customers deal with when migrating databases,” said an Aug. 12 post on the
SQL Server team blog.
“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.

The SSMA tool kits are available for free download. Also served by the
product family are the latest versions of the Oracle and Sybase databases. With
the new releases, customers can migrate to any edition of SQL Server 2008 R2,
SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2005.

SSMA for MySQL v1.0 is designed to work with MySQL 4.1 and above, and
includes the ability to convert and migrate tables and stored procedures,
according to Microsoft.

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