Best practices for migrating applications to MySQL

In just over 2 weeks I’ll be the invited speaker in Washington DC to Best practices for migrating applications to MySQL. This workshop is being held in conjunction with Carahsoft and Sun/MySQL and aims to provide to the Federal sector valuable information for the continued usage and uptake of Open Source and specifically MySQL.

As part of my preparation I’m happy to hear from any organizations that have successfully migrated from Oracle/SQL Server/Informix/Sybase etc to MySQL and would like to be cited.

While I have been involved in the process I am also happy to hear of reasons why a migration failed, was aborted or postponed. This is all valuable information in determining what are the most ideal applications.


  1. says

    We’ve migrated a majority of our applications over to MySQL from SQLServer over the past year and a half. I’d be glad to give you some feedback on the good, the bad, and the ugly from our experiences if you want to send me an e-mail.

    Obviously, we’re heavy on the good, little on the bad, and luckily virtually non-existent on the ugly…