There are several companies that prefer migrating their database from MS SQL to MySQL. It becomes essential for enterprises to migrate to MySQL when there are few MS SQL server database around. There might be some other reasons as below that can be considered for migrating from MS SQL to My SQL –
- MySQL supports numerous operating systems including Solaris, Linux distros and Mac which the MS SQL doesn’t support.
- MS SQL server requires huge license and support fees while MySQL is less expensive.
- Implementation of highly scalable database infrastructure.
- MySQL database comes with several advanced features that have been tested intensively over years by a huge open source community.
You can migrate data from MS SQL to MySQL, by using “MySQL Workbench” utility. Installing MySQL Workbenchbecomes easy with the installation of “Oracle MySQL installer for windows” that includes installation of several MySQL tools along with Workbench.