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An increasing number of organizations are migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL because its combination of cost-savings, platform freedom, and feature set of MySQL make for a compelling business case. This paper provides insight into what is needed for considering a move from SQL Server to MySQL and presents a number of options that help make the transition easier. Both the business and technical sides of migrating to MySQL are reviewed, so whether you are a manager, a seasoned DBA, or developer you will find many of the answers to the questions of Why and How to migrate to MySQL.
This paper provides detailed step-by-step technical guidance on: Migration Fundamentals; SQL Server to MySQL Datatypes, Predicates, Operators and Date Functions; and T-SQL Conversion Suggestions.