Oracle Press Release

Oracle Unveils Migration Tool for Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL

New MySQL Tools and Features Enhance User Experience on Windows; Help to Lower Database Total Cost of Ownership by up to 90 Percent

Redwood Shores, Calif. – July 25, 2012


News Facts

Continuing to enhance the MySQL user experience on Microsoft Windows, Oracle today announced a new migration tool that allows users to easily and quickly migrate data from Microsoft SQL Server 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.
All tools are available for download now.
By using MySQL over Microsoft SQL Server 2012, users can reduce their database total cost of ownership by up to 90 percent.*
The latest MySQL release MySQL 5.6, currently available as a Development Milestone Release, additionally delivers numerous improvements for Windows.
These new tools will be featured during the upcoming MySQL Connect Conference taking place in San Francisco September 29th and 30th. Follow the MySQL Connect conversation on Twitter at #mysqlconnect.

New Features Further Improve MySQL Manageability and User Productivity on Windows

The new migration tool is integrated into MySQL Workbench, which allows the visual design, development and administration of MySQL databases, and now provides a complete solution for migrating Microsoft SQL Server database tables and data to MySQL with less time and effort.
With MySQL Workbench, SQL Server developers and DBAs can quickly and easily convert existing applications to run MySQL on Windows as well as Linux and other platforms.
Addressing the growing demand from business analysts using MySQL for data marts and analytic applications, the new “MySQL for Excel” application plug-in allows users to easily import, export and manipulate MySQL data.
Enabling users in most cases to go from download to development in three minutes or less, the enhanced MySQL installer provides point-and-click configuration of new MySQL database instances, as well as advanced logging and security features.
The new MySQL Notifier application for Windows helps developers and DBAs to easily monitor, start and stop their MySQL database instances, with the Microsoft SQL Server look and feel.

Supporting Quote

“Oracle continues to deliver MySQL innovations and more value to Windows users and ISVs,” said Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering, Oracle. “Easier migration, better data management, administration and monitoring, as well as easier installation and more configuration options make MySQL the ideal platform for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications on Windows.”

Supporting Resources

Learn, share and connect with the community at the MySQL Connect Conference, September 29-30, 2012 in San Francisco. Follow the MySQL Connect conversation on Twitter at #mysqlconnect.
The MySQL 5.6 Development Milestone Release can be downloaded here. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
Windows users can reduce their database TCO by up to 90 percent with MySQL vs. Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Users can calculate TCO savings with the MySQL TCO Savings Calculator.

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