Ahmad Yaseen
Backup to URL

Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Databases trip to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

August 5, 2020 by

In the previous two trips of this articles series, databases trip to SQL Server on Azure VM and to Azure SQL Database, we discussed the benefits of migrating your on-premises SQL Server databases to the Microsoft Azure database platforms and the methods that can be followed to migrate the on-premises databases to the Azure database platforms.

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Ahmad Yaseen
Create SQL Virtual Machine

Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Databases Trip to SQL Server on Azure VM

July 31, 2020 by

In the previous articles of this series, we built the bridge that leads us to the best way of migrating our SQL workload to Microsoft Azure, by showing how to create the databases migration strategy that contains a deep study of the current environment and the available options in Azure to replace the on-premises setup, which we tried to make it easier by providing all Azure database services and the workload that fits each service, and finally, we introduced several Microsoft tools and services that can be used to assess the current setup, provide migration guidance steps and migrate the databases to Microsoft Azure services with the minimal downtime.

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Ahmad Yaseen
Assess and Migrate Databases

Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Assessment and Migration Tools

July 31, 2020 by

In the previous articles of this series we discussed how to draw the initial strategy when planning to migrate the SQL workload to Microsoft Azure, the different database target platforms provided by Microsoft Azure that can be used as a migration target, based on the workload type, and finally, we went through some tools that help in discovering and assessing the on-premises environment by identifying the migration blocking issues and providing guidance steps for the migration process.

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Ahmad Yaseen
Migrate a SQL database

Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Guidance and Assessment Tools

July 30, 2020 by

In the previous articles, Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Planning the jump and Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Services Selection, we discussed the steps that you should follow when you start thinking loudly that you need to migrate your SQL workload to Azure, by checking your on-prem site and the available services and features in Azure that meet your workload handling requirements. After that, we went through different database services provided by Azure and which one fits a specific workload, in order to make it easy for you to translate the current workload as an Azure service.

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Ahmad Yaseen
Azure SQL Database

Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Services Selection

July 28, 2020 by

In the previous article, Migrating SQL workloads to Microsoft Azure: Planning the jump, we discussed the main points that should be checked and considered while drawing your plan to migrate the SQL workload from the on-premises datacenters to Microsoft Azure. In this article, we will go through the different database services that are provided by Microsoft Azure to help you in selecting the proper service that can serve your SQL workload when migrating it to Microsoft Azure.

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Aveek Das
Creating the report from the Data Model

Migrate Power BI reports between multiple workspaces

July 14, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain how we can create a Power BI Report using the Power BI Desktop and then publish it to the Power BI service workspace. Once the report is published to a workspace, we can also consider migrating the same report across several workspaces and all this can be done programmatically by using the Power BI REST APIs. This article is specially targeted towards Power BI admins or DevOps team whose task is to migrate dashboards between various environments like Development, QA, Production, etc. without any manual intervention of the reports.

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Prashanth Jayaram

SQL Server database migrations with zero data loss and zero downtime

August 15, 2018 by

The growing importance and complexity of data migration, in an era of exploding data volumes and ever-changing business requirements, means that old approaches will no longer get the job done. We are in a world where everything needs to run instantly. Every Database Administrator or Developer would have definitely heard about database migrations with zero downtime and with zero data loss.

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Jefferson Elias

A concrete example of migration between an Oracle Database and SQL Server using Microsoft Data Migration Assistant

April 12, 2018 by


Intended audience

This document is intended for application developers and database administrators who plan to migrate an Oracle Database to Microsoft SQL Server.


In the previous article, we saw how to install and prepare to migrate one or more Oracle Schema(s) and their objects to SQL Server. Now it’s time to go through the migration process…

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