Have You Already Upgraded Your SQL Server 2008?

Are you still running your SQL Server 2008 r2 database?  Unfortunately, Microsoft has announced that on July 9, 2019, all support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will finally end. This means that Microsoft won’t be supplying any security updates making the use of the database a security concern.

Have You Been Delaying the Upgrade of SQL Server 2008 R2 to 2014 or 2017?

For those who did not make the upgrade to 2012 or missed the opportunity to upgrade SQL server 2008 to 2014 or 2017, this is a call to action. While you may have had a good reason to stick with the old version, it’s time to take advantage of the high-quality upgrades and make the lead forward.

Migrating Your SQL Server 2008 Database to Azure SQL Database or AWS RDS

One of the steps you may want to take, considering the nearing end of support, is to transfer your SQL Server database to the cloud. This solution has become highly popular ever since the latest announcement by Microsoft due the simplicity of the managed service offerings of the major cloud solutions.

Having a high quality and efficient database allows the company to store, organize, and manage data. Azure or AWS offer simple and reliable alternatives. Migrating to the cloud is easy and offers increased security.  Take advantage of someone who has already done these migrations.

Migrating From SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2017

Microsoft has been working hard to provide you the alternatives to its highly successful yet fairly outdated SQL Server 2008. The numerous reasons to do it today, besides the nearing end of support are:

  • New Python Code integration
  • CLR Strict Security
  • Ability to add graphs and nodes
  • STRING_AGG, TRIM
  • New storage options and hardware support

Upgrading from SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 can be an excellent solution for your company. The process is quick and painless, especially if you opt for professional assistance.

Migrating SQL server 2008 R2 to 2014

If for some reason you wish to upgrade SQL server 2008 R2 to 2014 instead of using the latest solutions, it still puts you on the path to a better, more secure solution.

Several useful strategies exist to complete the migration painlessly, from backup/clean installing to an in-place upgrade. If you have good reasons to upgrade SQL server 2008 to 2014, consider getting professional assistance so you can ensure safe migration.

Upgrading Your SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 with Tricension Today

At Tricension, we offer SQL server 2008 migrating services for companies which are looking for a safe and quick way to say goodbye to the old version and enjoy the benefits of migration to either AWS or Azure.

If you need advice on how to upgrade your SQL Server 2008 database, give us a call today. We give extensive consultations and offer high-quality SQL Server migration services.

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