Blog: Automating database migration projects with DB Best Migration Platform

    PASS Summit 2019, Seattle, WA — DB Best released a multi-purpose Migration Platform, introducing full automation for all steps of a database upgrade or migration project.

    DB Best creates automated database migration solutions since the beginning of the company’s development. Our first automated conversion product released back in 2003 was acquired by Microsoft and became the foundation of the Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant product line.

    Since then a lot of new technologies evolved and the database migrations became commonplace. Many companies are regularly looking for opportunities to increase performance and lower maintenance costs of their data environment. Sooner or later they decide to migrate their databases and applications to a new platform or to the cloud. Here’s where DB Best can help a lot with our unique Migration Platform.

    Over the past years, DB Best completed a myriad of database migration projects, sharpening both our team’s skills and internal conversion automation tools. Our team discovered many exciting automation opportunities and then implemented them in the DB Best Migration Platform. We regularly use this platform in database migration and application upgrade projects for our customers. At the same time, we established a proven 12-step database migration methodology. The DB Best Migration Platform is based on our 12-step database migration methodology,  the industry best practices and our unprecedented experience. It guides you smoothly through all these 12 steps of database migration and automates everything that is possible to automate during this process.

    Watch the following video to see the DB Best Migration Platform in action.

    Key findings

    This video covers a typical database migration project. This is just one of the many use cases where Migration Platform shines. In our future blog posts, we will talk about each of those use cases and other unique features of the Migration Platform.

    One thing is clear for sure: the DB Best Migration Platform allows for dramatically decreased time and effort in the database migration project.  The key features of the product include:

    • Automatic conversion of database objects
    • Generating a detailed report with issues, requiring action
    • Fast Data Migration between two databases using parallel processes
    • Data and Schema compare to validate migration
    • Test Organizer for unit and integration testing of the converted code
    • Data Store, which help creating a “Golden Copy” of data and restoring it if needed
    • Full assistance through the whole cycle of database migration

    And the cherry on top of all the benefits is, of course, our unparalleled Test Organizer feature.  It is definitely worth covering in a separate post, which will arrive shortly on our blog. The main value of this feature is the ability to check the performance of your applications after database migration or upgrade. However, the automatic test generation option also deserves to be noticed.

    Currently, cloud platforms are driving the technology progress. So, more and more our customers are considering a move to the cloud. Are you looking for a proven way to assist with database migration on-premises or in the cloud? Check out our Migration Platform datasheet and be sure to request a product demo. Let us convince you of the quality, reliability, and performance of the DB Best Migration Platform.