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Migrate your databases to Azure

Simplify your database migration to the cloud

Accelerate your database migration to the cloud

Reduce the complexity of your cloud migration by using a single, comprehensive service instead of multiple tools. Use the Azure Database Migration Service for a seamless, end-to-end solution to move on-premises SQL Server, Oracle and other relational databases to the cloud on Virtual Machines or on database as a service solutions.

Databases on Virtual Machines

Get the flexibility of virtualisation for a wide range of database solutions with Azure Virtual Machines – supporting Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM and SAP. Reduce CAPEX with the pay-as-you-go model, enabling rapid data development and deployment along with hybrid infrastructure capabilities.

Database as a service

Automate basic database administration tasks – from daily management to performance optimisation – with a fully managed platform that ensures availability and performance. Put your databases on autopilot.

Database migration approach

  1. Discover

Assess and plan your database migration to understand the steps you need to take for a seamless move to the cloud.

Data maturity assessment

Assess your data management estate to learn the maturity of your data-related workload to identify opportunities for improving your database platform.

Database Migration Guide

Obtain business and technical guidance to migrate to the modern data platform.

Map toolkit

Simplify your migration planning process by mapping your hardware and software environment with a powerful inventory, assessment and reporting tool.

Tier 1 references

See how other companies made the move and realised benefits by migrating their databases to the cloud.

Microsoft Data Migration blog

Get up to date with tools and guidance from the Microsoft engineering team to help make the move to Azure.

Partner services

Find the right partners to help you modernise your data platform.

  1. Migrating

Begin migrating your databases to Microsoft Azure.

Tutorials and hands-on labs

Acquire the cloud skills you need, at your own pace.

Technical migration forum

Engage with Microsoft experts and peers from the market to discuss challenges around the migration process.

SQL Server Migration Assistant

Automate your database migration to SQL Server from Microsoft Access, DB2, MySQL, Oracle and SAP ASE.

Data Migration Assistant

Upgrade to a modern data platform by detecting compatibility issues that can affect database functionality on your new version of SQL Server.

Azure Database Migration Service

Streamline your database migration to the cloud with minimal application downtime.

Data Accelerator Programme

If you are an independent software vendor, see how the data accelerator programme can help you to modernise your apps across on-premises and cloud.

  1. Optimising

Improve your operational efficiency and uncover new insights to make informed decisions faster.

Database Experimentation Assistant

Evaluate a targeted version of SQL for a given workload with a new A/B testing solution for SQL Server upgrades.

SQL Server Software Assurance benefits

Help expand your platform with Azure data services such as Power BI and Azure HDInsights.

Azure Disaster Recovery

Protect all your major IT systems and ensure applications work when you need them most.

Azure business intelligence solutions

Transform your company’s data to support informed decision making with self-service BI capabilities.

Azure big data and analytics solutions

Analyse massive amounts of data in real time to deliver better experiences and make informed decisions.

Get certified

Accelerate your implementation process with Azure training and certification.

Migrate your databases to Azure easily and securely