There was a saying a few years ago that when it comes to enterprise tech, choose wisely as you will never choose again. The reason for this is that it is expensive to uproot your database and move platforms but with modern tools, the pain is now a bee sting to what used to be a shark bite.
In the not-so-distant past, we have seen Microsoft offer Oracle customers ‘free’ licenses for SQL Server and now the company is taking it up a notch. Announced this week and in partnership with Attunity, the company is offering a free license of their migration tool to dramatically simplify the move away from competitor platforms to Microsoft’s on-premises and cloud solutions.
The idea is quite simple, if you are running a competitors platform, using this new software, you can migrate, with little-to-no downtime (in their words, not mine), for free. It’s the last part of that sentence that is key.
Microsoft and Oracle have always been competing for SQL Market and now we’re throwing Amazon into the mix competition is good for the consumer.