Migration prep, part 1: When to switch from MS SQL to MySQL

March 23, 2005

[From SearchEnterprisesLinux.com]

Not every organization should dump Microsoft SQL Server, according to Mike Sheffey, CEO of Versora, a migration tools vendor. Sometimes the vendor lock-in is too strong to break without overhauling everything in the enterprise. But when there is a window of opportunity, Sheffey says companies should look into the open source database MySQL. In this four-part Q&A series, Sheffey covers the reasons to switch from and the reasons to stick with SQL Server. He also offers how-to tips on manual and automated migration processes.

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