Discontinuation of Oracle Database Support for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Microsoft Business Solutions will discontinue the Oracle database support for Microsoft Dynamics AX effective with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. General availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is planned for the third quarter of 2011.
Microsoft is committed to support the database system that scales to meet customer needs and helps lower the total cost of ownership over time. Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities that will enable organizations to scale database operations with confidence and improve IT and developer efficiency, as well as enable highly scalable and well-managed business intelligence on a self-service basis for users.
SQL Server is in the leader's quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for BI. Total Cost of Ownership, Business Intelligence and the interoperability with Microsoft Office are some of the reasons to switch to SQL Server 2008 (please visit: Six to Switch for more information) and today our customers are selecting Microsoft SQL Server as their database system.
At Microsoft we believe that our customers will benefit from using Microsoft SQL Server as the database system for Microsoft Dynamics AX and as a result decided to discontinue the support of Oracle Databases for future releases of Microsoft Dynamics AX. The Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server Data Migration Assistant for Microsoft Dynamics AX, which was released in October 2010, helps customers to switch from an Oracle to a SQL Server database.
The data Migration Assistant helps with the migration of data from a Microsoft Dynamics AX Oracle database to a Microsoft Dynamics AX SQL Server database. The Data Migration Assistant supports the following versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX: Microsoft Axapta 3.0, Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0, and 2009.
For further information and questions on how to migrate from Oracle to a SQL database please contact your Microsoft Dynamics Partner.