What is Azure Database Migration Service?
Azure Database Migration Service is a fully managed service designed to enable seamless migrations from multiple database sources to Azure data platforms with minimal downtime (online migrations).
Migrate databases with Azure SQL Migration extension for Azure Data Studio (preview)
You can use the Azure SQL Migration extension in Azure Data Studio to migrate SQL Server database(s) to either Azure SQL Managed Instance (Platform-as-a-Service) or to SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). The Azure SQL Migration extension for Azure Data Studio provides a wizard to assess your SQL Server database(s) for migration to Azure SQL Managed Instance or to SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and then migrate them by choosing between the online or offline migration modes.
Azure Database Migration service orchestrates data movement activities and provides monitoring of migration activities.
To learn more, see Migrate databases with Azure SQL Migration extension for Azure Data Studio)
Migrate databases to Azure with familiar tools
Azure Database Migration Service integrates some of the functionality of our existing tools and services. It provides customers with a comprehensive, highly available solution. The service uses the Data Migration Assistant to generate assessment reports that provide recommendations to guide you through the changes required prior to performing a migration. It's up to you to perform any remediation required. When you're ready to begin the migration process, Azure Database Migration Service performs all of the required steps. You can fire and forget your migration projects with peace of mind, knowing that the process takes advantage of best practices as determined by Microsoft.
Using Azure Database Migration Service to perform an online migration requires creating an instance based on the Premium pricing tier.
For up-to-date info about regional availability of Azure Database Migration Service, see Products available by region.
For up-to-date info about Azure Database Migration Service pricing, see Azure Database Migration Service pricing.
- Status of migration scenarios supported by Azure Database Migration Service.
- Create an instance of Azure Database Migration Service by using the Azure portal.
- Migrate SQL Server to Azure SQL Database.
- Overview of prerequisites for using Azure Database Migration Service.
- FAQ about using Azure Database Migration Service.
- Services and tools available for data migration scenarios.