Running CSC’s Integral insurance suite on SQL Server and Windows Server provides unmatched performance and scalability

Microsoft and CSC have formed an alliance to support CSC’s Integral insurance suite on Microsoft software. Because Integral interoperates seamlessly with Windows Server and SQL Server, insurance carriers who deploy the joint CSC/Microsoft solution benefit from a modern, easy-to-manage solution for improving processes, customer service, and overall productivity. Windows Server delivers the power and reliability…

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Migration: Welly Lee details SQL Server Migration Assistant 5.0 at TechEd

Welly Lee sent me a link to his talk “Automating Database Migration to Microsoft SQL Server”. He gave this talk on SQL Server Migration Assistant 5.0 (SSMA) at Tech Ed North America in Atlanta on May 16th, 2011. Welly shared some customer experiences: AIM Healthcare: “We moved nine-terabyte system migrated from Oracle using SSMA.  It resulted in significant…

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Migration: Pentair experience migrating to Enovia V6R2009x on SQL Server from Oracle

Pentair has more than 13,000 employees in more than 20 countires produce a wide variety of products. More than 1500 employees regularly used their PLM systems which was running on Oracle.  Pentair is typical of many businesses: if a system is working, don’t upgrade it!  Time marches on, they found that: Dassault Matrix 10.6.2 was no longer unsupported….

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Migration: The value gained moving from Sybase to SQL Server 2008R2

[DB2 Migration Value]  [Oracle Migration Value] In the early 1990’s I was a consultant to Microsoft when the first alphas of SQL Server were tested as a replacement for Sybase on internal production systems. Those days were sweet because we were working directly with the SQL Server product developers and had turnaround of a few hours…

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Migration: The value gained moving from Oracle to SQL Server 2008R2

[DB2 Migration Value]  [Sybase Migration Value] In the early 1980’s I was an Oracle Developer on mainframes and on MS-DOS using Oracle 5.1 on MS-DOS (distributed on some 20+ diskettes — I still have them). It was an interesting time because PC products like dBase II were power-user friendly but did not scale. Oracle scaled, but was…

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Migration: The value gained moving from DB2 to SQL Server 2008R2

[Oracle Migration Value]   [Sybase Migration Value] Two decades ago, I made my living as a DB2 developer working for GTENW (now Verizon). In this year’s spring-cleaning, I came across my old DB2 certificates; perhaps it is time to do a spring-cleaning of perceptions about DB2 and SQL Server. As a developer, I have become hopelessly biased for…

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Migration: SQL Server Migration Assistant 5.0 is released!

I am very pleased to see that version 5.0 of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) was released on April 28th, 2011. This release will reduce the time to do a migration significantly. Some of the new features include: Reduced data migration time by SSMA exploiting multi-core processors and multiple-sockets. Globalization support for migrating non-English databases to…

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Siemens: Migration Experiences at Boeing

For those of you attending Siemens PLM Connection in Las Vegas, Nevada (May 2nd-5th, 2011), you may wish to grab Keith Gartenlaub’s presentation on May 4th. Boeing made a strategic decision to cut costs by migrating applications from Unix/Oracle to Windows Server/SQL Server. One of those applications was Siemens Teamcenter.  Keith works at Senior Systems Analyst/team lead…

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Kronos: Oracle to SQL Server Migration – The Clock – Part 4

[Prior Post in Series] A reader sent an email asking how long does migration take. A good migration consists of at least three passes: Prototype migration: the purpose is to learn the steps required for your migration. Discover and resolve unexpected issues. The outcome should be a checklist of what should happen for the migration….

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Kronos: Oracle to SQL Server Migration – SQL Server Agent hiccup – Part 3

[Prior Post in Series]    [Next Post in Series] In our prior posts we described some of the human-ware issues encountered dealing with the degree of access that Javed Iqbal, a Kronos employee and migration expert, was granted. Javed is using SQL Server Migration Assistant for Oracle (SSMA4O) version 4.2. During the Krono migration, Javed encountered…

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