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What is Database Migration

As a data migration specialist, we take pride in providing tailored solutions for our clients’ needs. We deliver on time, on budget, and without any third party access to your data. We do this by using proven migration methodologies, quality data migration tools and using our extensive knowledge and experience which has served the needs of our clients for many years.

Wizard IT has been helping customers make the transition to their storage destination of choice for the past 25 years.

If you’re needing assistance with Email Migrations, we can help with that too.

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Access to SQL Server

Microsoft Access is a really powerful database administration system that has many features that enable you to create and manage databases. It incorporates modules such as Forms, Reports, Queries and VBA Macros. MS Access is ideal for individual users or for small workgroups where a few users work on the data at the same time by sharing an MS Access database file over a local area network.

On the other hand, despite MS Access’ easy accessibility and widespread usage amongst small businesses, it can start to run into issues if the number of simultaneous users grows too high. To fix the problem of not being able to manage MS Access databases on a larger scale, you can migrate to Microsoft SQL Server. The data will be stored in a server-based database management system and allow you to handle much larger volumes.

We can migrate your database and data to SQL Server and update your applications to ensure it is ready for the demands placed upon it.

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SQL Database Upgrades

We specialise in helping you keep your SQL Server up-to-date and protect it from running lapses. As a Microsoft Gold partner, you can trust us to give your business the best service. The best way to ensure your database migration goes as smoothly as possible is by trusting a specialist company like Wizard IT. We have over 25 years of experience.

We manage SQL Server upgrades of all sizes and are experienced with every version from SQL Server 2000 to the latest one.

Understanding your business objectives can really help you find the perfect platform for data. This can dictate how much of an investment your company should make as well as what the best way to measure that is.

As a company that specialises in SQL Server data platforms – we know its capabilities, limitations, and how we empower its feature set to meet your business demands.

SQLite to SQL Azure

When migrating from a desktop application to a web application the database requirements may be updated. For example, if your app uses SQLite but now needs to be accessed online, it makes sense to migrate it to a cloud-based Database.

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed service. With this platform as a service (PaSS) option, organisations can reduce management overhead and quickly deliver highly resilient services.

Azure SQL Database uses the latest stable version of the Microsoft SQL Server database engine and delivers predictable performance at multiple service levels that provide dynamic scalability with no downtime.

It adds MS SQL monitoring, built-in intelligent optimisation, global scalability availability, and advanced security options.

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Our Process

Migrating your data takes serious thought and consideration, before making the move we follow a certain process to ensure we find the perfect solutions for you.

Consultation
Before we can start we need to understand your data so we can first establish the best platform to host whether that be in the cloud or in-house.
Scan Data
We then need to establish which data is sensitive and identify any potential risks with migrating.
The Migration
The migration of data can be done in bulk or in stages to ensure there are no disruptions in your organisation.

Database FAQs

What is database migration?

Database migration — in the context of enterprise applications — means moving your data from one platform to another. There are many reasons you might want to move to a different platform. For example, a company might decide to save money by moving to a cloud-based database. Or, a company might find that some particular database software has features that are critical for their business needs. Or, the legacy systems are simply outdated.

How long does database migration take?

When planning a database migration, many factors influence migration time. Some of these factors include how much data you are transferring and how you are transferring the data.

What is the need for database migration?

Companies choose to migrate their data for many reasons some of which include, to save on expenses as old databases might add overhead expenses to the company, upgrading their technology from a legacy system to a more current system or for security fixes because databases are most vulnerable to cyber attacks, especially when not updated regularly.

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