Microsoft is trying to grab Oracle enterprise database users with a new migration offer for SQL Server 2016.
Microsoft is starting to turn the crank on its SQL Server 2016 launch machine by going after Oracle database users with a migration offer.
On March 10, the day the company is holding a two-hour virtual data-focused event
, Microsoft is highlighting a new SQL Server Migration Offer
as part of its collateral.
According to the downloadable datasheet on the deal
, users will get some unspecified number of "free SQL Server licenses" -- Software Assurance subscription required -- plus free training and subsidized deployment services to kick-start their Oracle to SQL Server 2016 migrations.
SQL Server 2016, which is now in the near-final Release Candidate stage
of testing, includes a number of high-end features, including online-transaction processing, in-memory data warehousing, in-database analytics and built-in security features. Microsoft officials still have not said when SQL Server 2016 will be generally available, beyond some time this calendar year...