Microsoft SQL users will now be able to migrate data from proprietary MS SQL databases to free MySQL databases, thanks to the new migration tool unveiled by Oracle. By switching to a free and open-source RDBMS, companies and individuals will be able to easily save ownership costs by 90%.
Some of the salient features of this tool are:
- Quickly migrate data from MS SQL databases to MySQL.
- In addition, a new “MySQL for Excel” application plug-in enables data analysts to seamlessly access and manipulate MySQL data within Microsoft Excel, without requiring prior MySQL technical knowledge.
- An enhanced version of the MySQL Installer for Windows is also available, helping users through the setup of advanced security and logging features, and a new MySQL Notifier application for Windows allows users to easily monitor and manage MySQL instances.
- The latest MySQL release MySQL 5.6, currently available as a Development Milestone Release, additionally delivers numerous improvements for Windows.
These tools are available for download from this page.