You've got your own database. It's fine. It works. Sometimes though, you don't know what you're missing until you see it somewhere else. So if we were to show you things like reporting, free distribution, cloud computing, map integration and more...well, the grass is starting to look a little greener over here.
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Jump on board with the largest, most secure, most supportive, database solution out there. SQL Server offers what others can't.
Lower riskWith better support, better security, a huge application ecosystem, and stack integration thru Web Platform Installer, it's hard to see the downside to making the switch to SQL Server.
Spread the wordWith marketing and startup support partners like Innovate On, WebsiteSpark, bizSpark, we can help you get your business started and your name buzzing.
All our base are belong to youBuild on a database that speaks to the largest customer base out there. That means a lot of potential revenue for your product.
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SQL Server can help you save on expensive hardware costs with SQL Azure cloud computing and as a developer, you don't have to install, setup, patch or manage any software. You even get 90 days free just for trying it out.
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There's no reason to worry about changing databases when SQL Server has all kinds of tools in place to make it as painless and simple as possible.
Look before you leap - The Migration Analyzer allows you to assess and analyze your application before you migrate, providing you reports based on trying to automatically convert each of the objects.
Hang on to your work - The Schema Converter helps to automatically preserve data, functions, triggers, views and procedures.
Let us do the heavy lifting - The SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL is the newest migration toolkit designed to tackle the complex manual process customer's deal with when migrating databases. In using the SQL Server Migration Assistants, customers and partners reduce the manual effort; as a result the time, cost and risks associated with migrating are significantly reduced.
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Our migration tool makes it easy to move your existing data over to SQL Server.
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After you make the move SQL Server is ready for you to grow with all kinds of great features.
Don't pay to grow - We have all kinds of free development tools for full text search, indexing, FILESTREAM support, and more.
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Need more performance? - Get parallelized queries and filtered index functionality. That's right. For free.
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SQL Server Agent - Automate all kinds of pesky administrative tasks and free up your valuable time. (Web Edition and up)
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Everything you need to get started, FREE with a single streamlined installer.