SQL Server Data Migration Tools and Services

The Database Migration Team of the SQL Server Product Group has created the following tools and services to facilitate migration between different versions of SQL Server or between on-premises and Azure SQL Database in the cloud, but not only!

Azure Database Migration Service (Azure DMS)

Database Migration Guide

Azure Migrate

Azure Data Factory (ADF)

Data Migration Assistant (DMA)

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA)

Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA)

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)

Microsoft Data Migration Blog

If you are considering the migration to Azure SQL Database, I suggest you read this white paper: Choosing your database migration path to Azure.

For more information, you can follow the Data Migration Team YouTube channel, you will find videos and tutorials on SQL Server Data Migration Tools.

This opportunity is perfect to remind you that SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 are out of maintenance, Microsoft will not release updates on these two products, not even security updates. You can find all details here!

You can also provide your feedback on Data Migration Tools and Services by writing to @Data_Migrations (datamigration at microsoft dot com).

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