SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL is a comprehensive environment that helps you quickly migrate MySQL databases to SQL Server or SQL Azure. By using SSMA for MySQL, you can review database objects and data, assess databases for migration, migrate database objects to SQL Server or SQL Azure, and then migrate data to SQL Server or SQL Azure.
Recommended Migration Process
To successfully migrate objects and data from MySQL databases to SQL Server or SQL Azure, use the following process:
After you create the project, you can set project conversion, migration, and type mapping options. For more information about project settings, see Setting Project Options (MySQLToSQL). For information about how to customize data type mappings, see Mapping MySQL and SQL Server Data Types (MySQLToSQL)
Optionally, Assessing MySQL Databases for Conversion (MySQLToSQL) to assess database objects for conversion and estimate the conversion time.
You can do this in one of the following ways:
Save a script and run it on SQL Server or SQL Azure.
Synchronize the database objects.
If necessary, update database applications.
You cannot migrate Information_schema and MySQL schemas.