When to Make Decision of Migrating Your Data to SQL Server?


Well, the Microsoft Azure has been the talk of the town lately and it has restarted the topic of hybrid cloud. But, have you thought what will happen if you store information in excel files and access database? There’s nothing wrong with this way as long as the volume of data is manageable and only a few people work with the data. But, things get difficult when the number of data and people using it is large, then some assistance like SQL server is required.

Suppose, when several employees are working on the same data using the Excel spreadsheet and one of the employs went for his or her lunch break. And, meantime colleagues have to make a change in the document. Then, it will become difficult for the employ on gone on lunch break to understand the changes made. Moreover, if the employees make any further changes, then data might get clumsy for readers.

The volume of data keeps on increasing and after one point it becomes difficult for the employees to access the volume of data. Then, they need the assistance of cloud migration system like SQL server.

Benefits of Microsoft SQL Server

If you totally agree with our example and thinking what Microsoft SQL Server will offer here? Then, you won’t be disappointed with its performance. SQL server is particularly created to handle a large amount of data without reducing the performance level. While it let several people simultaneously to access and edit the data. In addition, some other options are available for the users as soon as data is hosted on SQL server. Such data can be moved to the cloud or arrange in a hybrid cloud environment.

The security of the data also will be improved by storing it to the SQL server. In fact, the current version of access only gives permission of one password for the entire database. But, SQL server allows the granular permission to each user. The stored procedures in SQL allows users to lead certain activities without any direct access to the underlying data.

There are few changes going to see after the migration to SQL server, like employees will lose some control over data. That’s because information will be no longer available on the client’s computer and will be instead hosted on the cloud. From where it is accessible to the group of people. This uncertainty may only grow more acute if the specific user is then only assigned restricted rights to “their” data, or some of the data is moved to the cloud. But, all these data limitations are important from the security point of view.

Things to Remember While Migrating Data to SQL Server

There are numerous things that users have to consider before Migrating their data to SQL server;

– It is important to consider the data structure before moving to the migration system.
– The method of storing the data in SQL server.
– The way of normalizing the data.
– Some thoughts on the methodology to restore data to its original condition.
– The same set of pitfalls tend to crop up during the data migration which has to be kept in mind.


We have out listed the limitations of Excel and Access related to collaboration and performance. From our point of view, it would be sensible to migrate to SQL server. Moreover, we have shared how much data migration process can get complexed. So, comment if you have anything to share on this topic.

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