Oracle is making a big push to convert Microsoft SQL Server users to mySQL.
The Redwood Shores, Calif. database giant has released a new set of migration tools to ease the process of moving to the Windows-based open source database.
The migration tools, which were announced July 25 and will be showcased at MySQL Connect in late September, allows users to more easily migrate data from Microsoft SQL Server to Oracle's MySQL.
"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," Oracle announced in a press release. "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."
As it continues to refine its forthcoming MySQL 5.6 with Windows improvements, Oracle also recently announced a MySQL for Excel plug-in that allows users to acccess and edit MySQL data from within Excel as well as an enhanced version of the MySQL Installer for Windows and new MySQL Notifier application that that allows Windows-based users to more easily monitor, start and stop MySQL instances with a Microsoft SQL Server look and feel, the company said.