Smart Path to SQL Server
on Microsoft Azure 




Reduce the risk in shifting databases to the Azure cloud

Moving SQL Servers from on-premises to the cloud can bring significant benefits—as well as challenges, especially during the transition.

As a longtime technology partner with Microsoft, SolarWinds can provide expert guidance as you're migrating SQL Server workloads to Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. 

SolarWinds solutions not only pave the way for a smoother migration, but also ensure that your Azure workloads are optimized for peak performance. 




Simplify migration and optimization for Microsoft Azure workloads



SQL Sentry

Monitor workloads before and after migration, establish performance baselines, and optimize production databases


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Database Mapper

Capture documentation and data lineage to prepare for migrations and for compliance with data regulations 

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DBA xPress

Compare schema and databases, analyze object dependencies, and conduct disk space optimization

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Task Factory

Standardize and optimize SSIS components before and after migration to Azure

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Microsoft Certified Partner

Solarwinds has partnered with the Microsoft product team since 2004 to bring innovative products to market and currently holds Microsoft Gold Partner competencies in:

  • Application Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Platform
  • Datacenter
  • Cloud Platform
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Optimize SQL Server performance on Azure 

SQL Sentry is the most capable, scalable solution for optimizing performance of SQL Server—on-premise, in virtual environments, and in the cloud. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we've worked side by side with Microsoft engineers to ensure that data professionals have the detailed information they need to proactively manage their cloud-based databases for peak performance, whether on Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.


Azure SQL Database

Whether you're using Microsoft Azure SQL Database for your SaaS business, enterprise production, or development and testing, under- or over-provisioning resources can mean either a poor user experience or wasted budget.
SQL Sentry helps you monitor performance metrics, including DTU usage, and be notified of events occurring on your system, so you can prevent business interruptions. 

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Managed Instance

Companies using Azure SQL DB Managed Instance have few monitoring options that provide detailed, actionable information. Solarwinds ensures fast performance for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, before and after migration, by providing unmatched visibility into key performance metrics so data teams can use the same monitoring solution for on-premises and Managed Instance targets.

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Check out these resources to learn more about migrating SQL Server workloads to Azure


Cloud Migration Guide: SQL Server to Azure

This guide will show you how SQL Sentry solutions can assist with the upgrade and migration of SQL Server platforms to the Microsoft Azure Cloud.




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PaaSport to Paradise: Lifting & Shifting w/ Azure SQL Database/Managed Instance and SSIS in Azure Data Factory

This session focuses on the all-PaaS solution of Azure SQL Database/Managed Instance and SSIS in Azure Data Factory (ADF) to lift & shift on-premises ETL workloads and modernize ETL workflows in the cloud.

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Azure SQL DB Managed Instance: A New Path to the Cloud

In this on-demand webinar, we explore Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, looking at key architectural considerations and where it fits in the SQL Server product family.



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