As part of Microsoft Azure’s data platform offering, Microsoft has developed the Azure Database Migration Service. This is a cloud service that lets you take your databases (SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL) and easily migrate them into one of Azure’s Database as a Service offering.

Efficiency and reliability are always important when performing a migration and using a service like this one can help DBAs accomplish their work faster and make the migration seamless and less error prone. Definitely a good tool for any DBA looking to migrate their databases to Azure!

In this session we will go over the details of the Azure Database Migration Service as well as show live demos of the service and performing a migration from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database.


Warner Chaves, Microsoft Data Platform Principal Consultant The Pythian Group

Warner is a SQL Server MCM, Data Platform MVP and Principal Consultant at Pythian, a global Canada-based company specialized in DBA services. A brief stint in .NET programming led to his early DBA formation working for enterprise customers in Hewlett-Packard ITO organization. From there he transitioned to his current position at Pythian, building and managing data solutions in many industry verticals while leading a highly talented team of Data Platform consultants.