What is the Azure Database Migration Service?

The 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.

Migrate databases to Azure with familiar tools

The 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, the 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.

Regional availability

The Azure Database Migration Service is currently available in the following regions:

Azure Database Migration Service regional availability


Online migrations and SKU recommendation functionality are currently available only in the Central US, East US 2, and West Europe regions.

For the most up-to-date information about regional availability of the Azure Database Migration Service, on the Azure global infrastructure site, see Products available by region.

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