Azure migration center

SQL Server migration

Move your SQL Server databases to Azure with few or no application code changes.

Explore cost-effective options for your migration

AWS is 5 time more expensive than Azure for SQL Server. Discover why Azure is the most cost effective cloud for your SQL Server workloads and get these unique savings only by migrating to Azure.

Move your SQL Server workloads to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance and save up to 85 percent with Azure Hybrid Benefit and reserved capacity pricing. Get a fully-managed database service with built-in security and performance monitoring for managing hundreds to thousands of databases at scale. For SQL Server workloads that use SQL Server Analysis Service, SQL Server Reporting Service and other non-engine capabilities, move to SQL Server in a VM to get extended security updates at no extra charge.

Learn More

See the Database Migration Guide

Learn how to migrate SQL Server to Azure—including our fully-managed solution, Azure SQL Database—in this helpful guide. Discover options for your SQL Server migration, pick the right migration path for your business and take the next step.

Download the guide

Start your SQL Server migration

Visit the Azure migration center to find the tools you need to assess, migrate and optimise your SQL Server workloads.

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Demo: Migrate SQL Server to Azure

Walk through discovery, assessment and migration of SQL Server databases to Azure using Azure Database Migration Service.

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