Time to modernise your on-premises data estate

Prepare for SQL Server 2008 end of support. This means not letting your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We’re here to help you rehost your SQL 2008 Server in Azure virtual machines or to re-platform to Azure SQL Server Database.

SQL Server 2008 reaching end-of-life support

On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. You can read more about it here.

Microsoft’s Azure SQL Database is the clear alternative

Comparatively, Azure SQL is a clear destination choice. Especially when considering the platform’s lower running costs, greater integration capabilities, and ultimate flexibility. However, there are also significant technical reasons to migrate from Oracle to Azure SQL:

  1. Security – Microsoft SQL Server has been rated the most secure database platform by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the last 7 years.
  2. Data Analytics – Microsoft SQL Server is the only database platform that has built-in artificial intelligence. No additional hardware or servers required.
  3. Fast and Powerful – Microsoft SQL Server is ranked first (Oracle is ranked fifth) in the TPC-H 10TB non-clustered results, a standard benchmark for data warehousing workloads.
  4. Advanced Database SystemGartner positioned the Microsoft DBMS furthest in completeness of vision and highest for ability to execute.
  5. Cost-Effectiveness – Pay as you go and consumption-based cloud subscriptions. Furthermore, SQL Server is a feature complete data platform. No hidden costs and no paying for additional features (unlike Oracle).

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The Satalyst approach for a seamless migration from on-premise to Azure SQL Database

Our solution comprises a three-phased approach to data estate modernisation in the Azure cloud: Assess, Migration, and Optimise.

We evaluate a customer’s on-premises data estate, develop the plan and execute the migration to Azure IaaS and PaaS. Includes migrating data from end-of-life SQL2008 and on-premise PosgresSQL and MySQL to Azure.

A smooth transition requires expert knowledge and detailed planning. A gold Microsoft partner and data platform experts that are Microsoft certified professionals, Satalyst has all the expert knowledge you need. This together with the breadth and depth of industry experience, Satalyst can take the pain and stress out of your migration SQL Server 2008 on-premises to Azure. Using our proven methodology, tools, and Satalyst intellectual property, we create a plan of action and migrate your databases to Azure SQL or host in Azure virtual machines quickly and painlessly.

SQL Server 2008 to Azure SQL migration approach

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You will get first-class skills and delivery from Satalyst. Therefore you will be able to reap value sooner by moving to the best and most economical cloud destination for their SQL Server data.

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