Windows SQL Server 2005 Migration
Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ended on April 12, 2016
If you are still running SQL Server 2005 you will no longer receive security updates. Now is the time to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimise your data platform infrastructure.
It will become harder to prove compliance with the latest regulations such as the upcoming PCI DSS 3.0. Protect your data and stay on top of regulatory compliance and internal security audits by running an upgraded version of SQL Server.
Achieve breakthrough performance
Per industry benchmarks, SQL Server 2014 delivers 13x performance gains relative to SQL Server 2005 and 5.5x performance gains over SQL Server 2008. Customers using SQL Server 2014 can further accelerate mission critical applications with up to 30x transaction performance gains with our new in-memory OLTP engine and accelerate queries up to 100x with our in-memory columnstore.
Reduce TCO and increase availability with Microsoft Azure
Azure Virtual Machines can help you reduce the total cost of ownership of deployment, management, and maintenance of your enterprise database applications. And, it’s easier than ever to upgrade your applications and achieve high availability in the cloud using pre-configured templates in Azure.
Use our easy on-ramp to cloud for web applications
The new preview of Microsoft Azure SQL Database has enhanced compatibility with SQL Server that makes it easier than ever to migrate from SQL Server 2005 to Microsoft Azure SQL Database. Microsoft’s enterprise-strength cloud brings global scale and near zero maintenance to database-as-a-service, and enables you to scale out your application on demand.
Get more from your data platform investments
Upgrading and migrating your databases doesn’t have to be painful or expensive. A Forrester Total Economic ImpactTM of Microsoft SQL Server study found a payback period of just 9.5 months for moving to SQL Server 2012 or 2014.