There are several popular and powerful database systems used by developers today. One of the most common challenges is is migrating from MYSQL to MSSQL. Both of these systems are excellent storage and retrieval systems.
Mysql is an open source storage and retrieval system which offers many variations in the database engine, including BerkeleyDB, InnoDB, MyISAM and Heap. Making the migration to MSSQL is the Microsoft product that will limit you to a Sysbase-derived database engine. Depending on your needs, you alone can determine if you will be happier with and open-source or a proprietary structure.
MySql is cheaper than the Microsoft product, because there is more power in the MSSQL. However, there is one HUGE caveat: MSSQL is geared to working well with other Microsoft offerings. If you decide to migrate your database from MySql to MSSQL, you will find that the new database lacks the ability to work seamlessly with many other applications. What worked before might absolutely be broken in the new platform. You can use our MySql to MSSQL converter today.
Buying licenses for MySQL is much less expensive than for the Microsoft database system. Although developers can use MSSQL with one purchased license for Microsoft Developer or Microsoft Visual Studio Suite, once you need clients, you will get hit with a price tag of $1000 or more. With a MySQL commercial license that covers up to 9 clients, you will only have to invest around $400.
If you decide that you want to move from MYSQL to MSSQL, it is imperative that you weigh all of the costs, both in compatibility of other web-based technologies and programming languages and in the actual price tag assigned to be able to expand your business by buying client licenses. A full analysis of the costs and benefits respective to your specific needs is the only way to make an intelligent decision.
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