Scalability Experts and Microsoft Announce a New SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Database Upgrade Tool for Application Compatibility Testing

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The free Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Upgrade Assistant (SSUA) in now available for download from Scalability Experts. The SSUA tool helps automate application compatibility testing to detect potential issues that may impact a database upgrade from SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 to SQL Server Code Name “Denali” and verifies that queries from a SQL Server application will produce the same results when the database is upgraded.

Microsoft and Scalability Experts have partnered to deliver SSUA since SQL Server 2005, and I’m very pleased that this new release is available to support the next release of SQL Server, said Roger Doherty, Microsoft.

Scalability Experts, Inc. has introduced a new SQL Server™ Code Name “Denali” Upgrade Assistant (SSUA) tool developed with Microsoft. This free tool is now available for download from Scalability Experts Website and is a new addition to the SSUA family of products that also covers SQL 2005 and SQL 2008. The SSUA tool helps automate application compatibility testing to detect potential issues that may impact a database upgrade from SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 to SQL Server Code Name “Denali” and verifies that queries from a SQL Server application will produce the same results when the database is upgraded. The new SQL Server Upgrade Assistant comes in a 32-bit and 64-bit version. The new SSUA can be downloaded at SQL Upgrade.

“We work hard to make upgrades to a new release of Microsoft SQL Server™ as easy as possible. This includes ensuring that customers have the right tools and methodologies in place to minimize the risk of discovering latent application compatibility issues that might crop up after an upgrade. That’s where SSUA comes in. This tool allows you to compare application workloads executed against different versions of SQL Server and detect if there are changes in behavior. SSUA makes it possible to detect and correct application compatibility issues that may be buried deep inside application source code prior to performing an upgrade”, said Roger Doherty, Microsoft. “Microsoft and Scalability Experts have partnered to deliver SSUA since SQL Server 2005, and I’m very pleased that this new release is available to customers and partners who are interested in supporting the next release of SQL Server,” added Doherty.

“The SQL Server Upgrade Assistant is a vital tool in helping SQL Server customers observe and compare their database applications on their current platforms as well as new versions of the Microsoft database platform,” commented Andrew Sisson, Chief Technology Officer of Scalability Experts. “This new version of the upgrade assistant will expand support for all supported in place upgrade paths to SQL Server SQL Server Code Name “Denali”. SE has partnered with Microsoft to help thousands of customers and partners upgrade to new releases of SQL Server with this tool,” said Sisson.

The demand for SE’s SQL Server upgrade services, SQL migrations and BI solutions continue to grow each quarter. This growth is attributed to the company’s deep domain expertise in segments like Banking & Financial Services, Power & Utility (Smart Meter technology) and Healthcare markets just to name a few. SE also announced at the beginning of the year a full line of Cloud Computing services. SE and Microsoft are working closely together on both Private and Public Cloud solutions

New Cloud Computing White Paper: SE released a new white paper on how database solutions can now be built on a PaaS platform and recently held a Webinar with Microsoft covering the Azure platform. Download the white paper and gain insight, advice and best practices regarding heading to the Cloud. Download the complimentary Cloud Computing paper.

For more specific information about SE services or to have a Solutions Sales Manager contact you please send us an email at info(at)scalabilityexperts(dot)com or call 469-635-6200. SE has operations in U.S, Dubai, Singapore and India.

Scalability Experts, Inc. is an award-winning leader in Data Management and Business Intelligence for complex data platforms. With recognized expertise and proven methodologies, Scalability Experts delivers solutions-based services, consulting and training that empower mid-to-large scale enterprises to drive business performance with improved decision making and operational efficiencies. SE is a Microsoft National Systems Integrator (NSI) and a Gold Certified Partner. For additional information, please go to http://www.scalabilityexperts.com.

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