SQL Azure Federation
SQL Azure Federations allows DBAs to scale out their database by federating (sharding) their database. SQL Azure Federation makes it easier to set up the federated databases, and automate the process of adding new federation members.
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SQLAzureFedMW and tools requires SQL Server 2008 R2 bits to run.
SQLAzureFedMW also requires BCP version 10.50.1600.1 or greaterProject Description
SQL Azure Federation Data Migration Wizard simplifies the process of migrating data from a single database to multiple federation members in SQL Azure Federation.
SQL Azure Federation Data Migration Wizard (SQLAzureFedMW) is an open source application that will help you move your data from a SQL database to (1 to many) federation members in SQL Azure Federation. SQLAzureFedMW is a user interactive wizard that walks a person through the data migration process.
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. SQLAzureFedMW Project Details
The SQL Azure Federation Data Migration Wizard (SQLAzureFedMW ) allows you to select a SQL Server database and specify which tables (Data Only) to migrate. The data will be extracted (via BCP) and then uploaded to SQL Azure Federation. The BCP data upload process can be done in a sequential process or parallel process (where you specify the number of parallel threads). See Documentation for more detail.SQL Azure Migration Wizard Utils (SQLAzureMWUtils)
SQLAzureMWUtils is a class library that a developer can use to assist them in developing for SQL Azure.Note
SQLAzureFedMW expects that your database schema has already been migrated to SQL Azure Federation and that they tables on the source database match the tables in the federated member databases.
SQLAzureFedMW is built off of the SQLAzureMWUtils library found in the codeplex project SQL Azure Migration Wizard
.Further ReadingOakLeaf Systems: Loading Big Data into Federated SQL Azure Tables with the SQL Azure Federation Data Migration Wizard v1.2
by Roger Jennings.Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA)
: The free Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) makes it easy to migrate data from Oracle, Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Sybase to SQL Server. SSMA converts the database objects to SQL Server database objects, loads those objects into SQL Server, migrates data to SQL Server, and then validates the migration of code and data.
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