Our customer needed to reduce the licensing costs of their Oracle database. We came up with a comprehensive solution by migrating their database to SQL Server platform. We also remed...
Migrating customers to SQL Server since 2002
DB Best was founded in 2002 on the premise that customers should have the choice of data platforms to drive their business. While ANSI SQL was created to make it easier for users of the SQL language to work across different database engines, database vendors created extensions like PL/SQL, Transact SQL, DB2 SQL, etc. which complicates any migration effort. Their idea is that once they lock you into their extensions, it will be harder for customers to move to another database platform.
To solve this problem, DB Best team developed a database migration technology to help customers migrate their Oracle to SQL Server. This technology worked great and was acquired by Microsoft in 2005. It became a foundation for SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) product line to translate Oracle, Sybase ASE, IBM DB2, MySQL, and Microsoft Access database objects, ad-hoc code, and data to SQL Server. While Microsoft has ownership of SSMA, DB Best added features and supported the product as a preferred Microsoft Vendor.
Since that time, we’ve expanded our migration practice to include the key technology platforms as shown in the video below.
Microsoft over the years has designated DB Best as the partner of choice for helping customers migrate to the SQL Server data platform with multiple Microsoft Platform Modernization awards at the Microsoft Partner Summit.
DB Best authored the latest technical white papers for Oracle, Sybase ASE, and IBM DB2 to SQL Server for Microsoft as well. Here is a link to the white paper titled “Competitive Database Migration Tools and Methodology – Migration to SQL Server 2014 Using SSMA” that includes links to the other white papers that our team members created for Microsoft.
At DB Best, we don’t believe in holding back the knowledge that we have acquired over the years. In 2016 and 2017, Microsoft selected DB Best to train other Microsoft partners worldwide on the best practices of migrating from Oracle to SQL Server. Yes, we trained our competitors on migration best practices. We also blog about how to fix some of the most common problems that people have migrating to SQL Server using SSMA. Check out our customer experiences and technical deep dive posts on SSMA here.
In short, no other Microsoft partner knows database migrations to SQL Server than DB Best!
Our approach to database to SQL Server migration projects
DB Best goes well beyond standard point-to-point migration service providers – we take a vested interest in your migration strategy, providing innovation, back-end integration, accelerated return on investment, and most importantly an end-to-end solution that meets your business needs.
Starting with a migration complexity assessment, our database engineers can quickly create a strategic migration plan for migrating and transforming your current database assets. Based on this analysis, our team of experts will help you evaluate and implement the most cost-effective solutions for migrating and modernizing your database applications.
Over the last decade, DB Best has created and refined a multi-step program for helping our customer migrate their database assets. Our DB Best 12-step database migration plan allows us to easily develop a project plan using our years of experience in understanding the level of effort for each step as shown below.
Looking to reduce the maintenance costs and increase your application’s functionality with a database migration to SQL Server?
Microsoft SQL Server reduces costs by consolidating databases, virtualizing servers, and allocating resources more effectively. Utilizing our in-house migration platform, DB Best can help you take advantage of new business opportunities while also providing increased performance, scalability, availability, and security. Leveraging the SQL Server migration best practices, we can get help you migrate to SQL Server withing a short period of time.
Here are the different migration paths we support when migrating your workloads to SQL Server.
DB Best can help you migrate Oracle to SQL Server achieving the performance, scale, and security of your mission-critical applications on-premises or in the cloud.
See how our Oracle Forms and Reports migration offer provides greater business agility by moving to a modern web-based architecture using open source standards with the database and cloud provider of your choice.
Check out our migrate Sybase to SQL Server offer to help you achieve the performance, scale, and security of your mission-critical applications with SQL Server technologies on-premises or Azure.
DB Best is improving our customers' performance, scalability, and security by transforming their legacy PowerBuilder applications with our Migrate PowerBuilder to SQL Server offer.
With SSMA DB Best can help migrate IBM DB2 to SQL Server to achieve the performance, scale, and security of their mission-critical applications.
DB Best can help migrate mainframe to SQL Server providing an opportunity to match or exceed the performance, scale, and security of their mission-critical applications.
Using SSMA we can help you migrate MySQL to SQL Server achieving the performance, scale, and security of your mission-critical applications you want.
Utilizing SSMA DB Best can help migrate Microsoft Access to SQL Server, achieving the performance, scale, and security of mission-critical applications you want.
What makes DB Best Unique
Very simply, this is what we do — day in and day out. With our unique and long-lasting database experience, we know all about the SQL Server migration best practices.
Here is one example of a large US public sector education organization that wanted to reduce maintenance costs due to the expensive Oracle licensing model. They asked, why pay more for a basic feature like table and index partitioning. SQL Server supports partitioning similar to Oracle at no extra cost!
Check out this video on how we helped them in the migration to SQL Server.
Our technology partners
We literally wrote the code for the SQL Server Migration Assistant for automating a good portion of the database schema and data to Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Access, and MySQL.
It turns out the same tool works great for deploying the SQL Server database on the cloud of your choice. We would like to thank Microsoft, Amazon, and Google for accepting us as a trusted advisor and partner for supporting migrations to their platform.
Technologies we use for migrations to SQL Server
Here are several technologies our experts at DB Best use to help estimate the level of effort for your database migration project and perform the automation of the database migration process.
See how you can get the most out of SSMA from the company who originally created the tool for Microsoft.
Put our Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services experience to use for seamless data extraction, transformation, and loading operations of any complexity.
Comparing two production databases for migration or an upgrade? Now you can do this with one powerful and simple tool that every DBA and database developer needs.
As the #1 expert in the realm of Database Migrations, we developed DB Best Migration Platform based on 15 years of services migrating thousands of applications and databases.
We have a series of in-house solutions for intuitive and effective data migration from Oracle, IBM DB2, and MySQL to SQL Server. Our DB Best Data Migrator products can transfer data in a few easy steps.
Supporting your SQL Server solutions after the migration
As part of our migration project, we offer training, support, consulting, and managed services for your SQL Server solutions. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of maintaining the day-to-day operations of your databases and applications, be sure to check out our Operational Data Management service.
Are your DBA's stretched thin? Offload your IT needs to a dedicated team with industry-proven processes and world-leading tools and products.
Check out the database consulting services we have used to help customers like you get the most out of their database platform.
Our DevOps services introduce cultural changes, best practices, and new technologies to improve collaboration between business, development, and operations to create an agile application development lifecycle.
We have a great set of blog posts, white papers, and data sheets to help you better understand our capabilities as the leader in database migration services.
One of the largest transportation companies in the United States needed to migrate their Oracle-based application to SQL Server platform. The customer’s application code had high que...
One of the largest life insurance companies in the United States supported a reporting application. Their system included Java based web app and Informatica data management solution c...
One of our customers needed to migrate their Ingres Database system to Microsoft SQL Server wanting to improve the performance of their system. We came up with a migration solution ...
One of the world’s largest information technology companies decided to migrate their Oracle database to SQL Server. They leveraged SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for Oracle to...
DB Best recently completed a project to migrate Sybase ASE databases to SQL Server for a global leader in security technology. Faced with skyrocketing license costs with SAP to renew t...
A leading provider of content services for the legal industry looked to DB Best to help them modernize their aging Sybase ASE and IQ solutions that were built on top of an old IBM AIX ...
One of the leading US healthcare organizations needed to upgrade their health record system in an effort to drive down costs while enabling new capabilities. We proposed to migrate the...
A government healthcare organization wanted to move their Oracle Forms to a modern web-based UI. We offered to migrate their source Oracle database to SQL Server while converting the d...
‘Low-performing and costly’ — these were major characteristics of the Oracle system of one of our customers, a leading US automotive corporations. In this regard, it was quite na...
One of the largest US educational organizations has been running their data handling system in Oracle environment. They wished to reduce maintenance costs due to expensive Oracle licen...
A global financial software provider needed to migrate their billing solution from Oracle to SQL Server using SSIS for one of their strategic clients located at the other end of the wo...
Reference data sheet
Our client, a global leader in security technology, had two mission-critical yet aging PowerBuilder applications running against Sybase ASE that were out of compliance given the lack o...
Reference white paper
This white paper explores challenges that arise when you migrate from an Oracle 7.3 database or later to SQL Server 2014. It describes the implementation differences of database objec...
Summary: This white paper covers known issues for migrating Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise database to SQL Server 2014. Instructions for handling the differences between the two pla...