Azure Database Migration Service

Accelerate your transition to the cloud

  • Use a simple, self-guided migration process
  • Get comprehensive assessments detailing pre-migration steps
  • Migrate at scale from multiple sources to your target database

Accelerate your database migration

Reduce the complexity of your cloud migration by using a single comprehensive service instead of multiple tools. Azure Database Migration Service is designed as a seamless, end-to-end solution for moving on-premises SQL Server databases to the cloud. Use the Database Migration Guide for recommendations, step-by-step guidance and expert tips on your specific database migration.

Finish faster with our guided process

No specialty skills are required to get reliable outcomes with our highly-resilient and self-healing migration. The options presented through the guided process are easy to understand and implement—so you can get the job done right the first time.

Ready to get started?

After you have chosen your source database and your target database, it is easy to get started:

  1. Start your free Azure account or log in to your existing account.
  2. Set up site-to-site connectivity with ExpressRoute or VPN.
  3. Start Azure Database Migration Service.

Important: If you are interested in participating in a limited preview of upcoming migration scenarios, please let us know by signing up on the Azure Database Migration Service Preview site.

App Migration to Azure: Moving your databases step-by-step guide

Help with rehosting your app in Azure, with a focus on database migration and managed PaaS service. With PaaS, you don't need to worry about managing or configuring your database environment. You can take advantage of hyper-scale, high availability, as well as built-in security. See how you can migrate your database using Azure Database Migration Service. This service allows you to migrate databases such as Oracle and SQL Server 2005 and newer.

Join Brian Shiers, Sr. Product Manager, Azure, as he helps you move your databases step-by-step to Azure.

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