Microsoft Releases SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v.5.0
Published Jan 15 2019 01:49 PM 169 Views
First published on MSDN on Apr 29, 2011

Microsoft announced today the release of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.0, a family of products to further simplify the user experience in automating the migration of Oracle, Sybase, MySQL and Microsoft Access databases to SQL server or SQL Azure. Microsoft announced today v5.0 release of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) family of products.  It contains a refresh of SSMA family of products for Sybase, Oracle, MySQL and Access.

What’s New in this Release?

With this wave of release, customers can now migrate to any edition of SQL Server including the free Express edition.

Migrating To:

Migrating From:

Using SSMA Tool:

SQL Server all editions
(2008 R2, 2008, 2005, “Denali”)

SQL Azure


SSMA for Sybase

(New in SSMA 5.0)


SSMA for Oracle




SSMA for Access

·         Support for migrating to SQL Server “Denali”

·         Multi-thread data migration for improved scale and performance.

·         Globalization support for migrating non-English databases to SQL Server.

·         Support for installation for SSMA Extension Pack on clustered SQL Server environments.

·         Sybase migration enhancements:

o   Support for migration to SQL Azure

o   Extended data access connectivity to Sybase ASE ADO.NET and ASE ODBC providers

o   Support for conversion of case sensitive Sybase database to case sensitive SQL Server

o   Extended support for conversion of Non-ANSI joins for DELETE and UPDATE statements

o   Removed dependency on separate SYSDB database on target SQL Server

·         Report use of Oracle’s User Defined Type in the database object and inside PL/SQL

Free Downloads:

1. SSMA for Access v5.0

2. SSMA for MySQL v5.0

3. SSMA for Oracle v5.0

4. SSMA for Sybase v5.0

Customers and partners can provide feedback or obtain free SSMA product support from Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) at .

By: SSMA product support team

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