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Open-source database migration

Simplify migration and reduce administration costs with open source on Azure.

Learn why customers trust Azure for their open-source workloads

Azure offers a wide open-source ecosystem for every workload. Use our tools and guidance to migrate to the cloud and build scalable applications on the fully managed community versions of MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB while taking advantage of innovative Azure features.

Take advantage of fully managed and scalable open-source databases for MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB that are integrated with Azure services for a streamlined experience. Utilise enterprise scalability while taking advantage of the best total cost of ownership on Azure.

Confidently migrate your Linux workloads to Azure to experience best-in-class virtual machine and container infrastructure that benefit from ongoing investments in performance, reliability, security, operations and support.

Build on the databases that you know and love and leave the management and updating of infrastructure to an enterprise-ready cloud service. Azure offers native high availability, security and compliance features and seamless integration with the Azure ecosystem, allowing you to focus on your application.

Streamline your migration journey with the Azure Migration Programme and Azure Migrate tools. This programme and set of tools provide support for existing Linux software and hardware, using familiar tools to ensure a smooth onboarding and continuous use of your open-source database investments.

Explore solution architectures for open-source software

See how migrating your open-source databases to Azure can unlock innovation opportunities and cost savings for your organisation.

Retail and e-commerce using Azure Database for MySQL

Build secure solutions that provide customised products and offers, process transactions quickly and securely and focus on fulfilment and customer service.

Gaming using Azure Database for MySQL

Scale your databases elastically to accommodate unpredictable bursts of traffic and deliver low-latency multiplayer experiences.

Digital marketing using Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Engage with customers around the world with rich, personalised digital marketing experiences. Quickly build and launch digital campaigns that automatically scale based on customer demand.

Finance management apps using Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Securely store critical data and provide high-value analytics and insights over aggregated data and use in-built security and performance features.

Learn more about products and services for open-source database migration

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Trusted by companies of all sizes

"We've brought Java, Tomcat, Docker containers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux, and many other open-source tools into DevTest Labs, and they all work great."

Peter Rothlaender, Manager of Cloud Solutions, Daimler AG
Daimler

"Azure Database for MySQL was what we were looking for. I don't have to deal with managing any of the details of the database—I don't have to patch, scale, or back it up and can rely on Microsoft to take care of that part of our infrastructure."

Kevin Lisota, Web Developer, GeekWire
Geekwire

"We took an instance of the database, copied it to Azure, then spun it up in the Azure managed PostgreSQL environment. It happened flawlessly in two hours .... The services and utilities, plus technical support, from Microsoft made all the difference."

Todd Berg, Head of Product and Customer Success, HarvestMark
HarvestMark

Frequently asked questions

  • No. Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL are fully managed database services, which means that Microsoft automates the management and maintenance of your infrastructure and database server, including routine updates, backups and security.
  • Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL both use the respective community editions of MySQL server and PostgreSQL server. See MySQL supported versions and PostgreSQL supported versions for the specific engine versions available in the service.
  • Take a course on Microsoft Learn to create a Linux virtual machine using the Azure portal.
  • Choose between an online or offline PostgreSQL migration. Online migrations use Azure Data Migration Service, which streams ongoing changes from a source PostgreSQL database to a target PostgreSQL database and keeps them in full sync with minimal latency, allowing for almost zero downtime during migration. Offline migrations support a full lift-and-shift of all objects and data using built-in dump and restore utilities with multiple options for different data characteristics.
  • The Azure Migration and Modernization Program is a curated, step-by-step guided process led by Microsoft experts and migration partners. It provides free resources and technical skill building courses to help you migrate to the cloud with confidence.

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