SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 Automates Database Migration to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 released today simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. The v5.3 of SSMA provides the following major enhancements:Support conversion of Oracle %ROWTYPE parameters with NULL defaultSupport conversion of Sybase's Rollback TriggerBetter user credential security to support Microsoft Access Linked Tables"SSMA automates […]

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 for SQL Server 2012SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 released today simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. The v5.3 of SSMA provides the following major enhancements:

  • Support conversion of Oracle %ROWTYPE parameters with NULL default
  • Support conversion of Sybase's Rollback Trigger
  • Better user credential security to support Microsoft Access Linked Tables

"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 risk of your database migration project," Microsoft SQL Server team stated.

Adding the team writes "Customers can simplify their move to the cloud with the SSMA. You can migrate from competitive database directly to SQL Azure. The tool reports possible migration issue to SQL Azure, convert schema, and migrate data to SQL Azure database. SSMA supports SQL Azure migration from Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Sybase."

The tool provides the following functionalities:

  • "Database Migration Analyzer: Assess and report complexity of the source database for migration to SQL Server. The generated report include detailed information on the database schema, percentage of the schema objects that can be converted by the tool, and hours estimate for manually migrating those schema objects that cannot be converted automatically. The information can be used for your to decide and to plan for migration.

  • Schema Converter: Automate conversion of schema objects (including programming code inside package, procedure, function) into equivalent SQL Server objects and T-SQL dialect. The tool provides ability to customize the conversion from hundreds of project setting options according to your specific business requirements. A report will be generated at the end of conversion for any object statement not supported for automated conversion. You can drill down to each of the migration issues and obtain side-by-side comparison between the original source code and the converted source code as well as make necessary modification directly from SSMA user interface.

  • Data Migrator: Migrate data from the source database to the SQL Server using the same conversion logic and type mapping specified in the project setting during schema conversion.

  • Migration Tester: Facilitate unit testing of converted program in SQL Server," the SQL Server team informed.

Here are the download links for SSMA v.5.2: