BT

Your opinion matters! Please fill in the InfoQ Survey!

Microsoft is Making a Play for MySQL Users

| by Jonathan Allen Follow 186 Followers on Jan 19, 2010. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

Microsoft has released its first community tech preview for a MySQL to SQL Server migration tool. This tool supports SQL Server 2005, 2008, and Azure.

Migrating from MySQL to SQL Server consists of a three-step process. The first step is to convert the schema from MySQL to SQL Server syntax. Then you can create a new SQL Server database and load the converted schema. After verifying the new schema using their side-by-side metadata explorer, you can use the tool to migrate the data itself.

CTP1 version only supports tables, indexes and constraints. According to Denis Vnukov, Microsoft Program Manager, support for stored procedures, functions, triggers and views will be included in final version.

You can download CTP 1 from Microsoft Downloads. Migration tools are also available for Access, Oracle, and Sybase.

Rate this Article

Adoption Stage
Style

Hello stranger!

You need to Register an InfoQ account or or login to post comments. But there's so much more behind being registered.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

Tell us what you think

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread
Community comments

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Discuss

Login to InfoQ to interact with what matters most to you.


Recover your password...

Follow

Follow your favorite topics and editors

Quick overview of most important highlights in the industry and on the site.

Like

More signal, less noise

Build your own feed by choosing topics you want to read about and editors you want to hear from.

Notifications

Stay up-to-date

Set up your notifications and don't miss out on content that matters to you

BT