Due to the critical nature of a database for overall operation of a business, migrating a database from one version to another is thought to be one of the biggest challenges faced both by developers, and database administrators. Reasons for this are many and varied, not least of which is the risk of losing valuable data - but there is also downtime to consider, the complexity of the system, and the overall total cost of the project. All these challenges often cause IT managers to avoid the entire project altogether, and they end up making do with their current system for a few years more.
The problem is made worse by the fact that database systems like MySQL and IBM DB2 are both powerful and complex systems that require experienced and knowledgeable personnel to migrate data between the two. Fortunately, Intelligent Converters have added to their range of database conversion software, and now have a product that makes managing such a daunting project much more straightforward and systematic.
"MySQL and IBM DB2 are very popular database systems, that's why it was so important for us to support both of them." - reports Vladimir Bliyak, CEO of Intelligent Converters. "We have built one-way road for data migration: from IBM DB2 to MySQL. Now it is time to implement solution for the backward procedure."
Capabilities of MySQL-to-DB2:
● Compatible with every version of Linux/Unix and Windows MySQL.
● Also supports every version of IBM DB2 for Linux/Unix and Windows.
● Includes support for every data type and attribute of a MySQL database.
● Partial data conversion option available using SELECT-queries.
● Ability to migrate individual tables.
● Ability to merge MySQL data into already existing DB2 table.
● Profile saves for often used convention settings
● Can be operated from a command line interface that allows a user to script, automate, and schedule the conversion process.
Availability and Pricing
MySQL-to-DB2 can be purchased from Intelligent Converter's website, or from one of the many resellers operating around the world. It's a no risk model that includes an almost fully featured demo version for customers to become familiar with the quality of the software before committing to a purchase. Users are limited to five records per table in the demo version, as well as lose the ability to convert foreign keys. Apart from that, almost every other feature is fully implemented. For users with less demands a software license is available for $49.00 that will allow them to install on one computer. Licenses scale up from there with Corporate, Developer, and Redistribution models available. More information and pricing, as well as the free demo version, are all available at http://www.convert-
About the Company
Primarily a software development company, Intelligent Converters first opened their doors in 2001. Since then the company has been specializing in data conversion techniques. Their mission is to create quality systems for converting not just databases, but electronic documents as well. To date their most sought after products have been database converters which convert Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft Access, DBase (.dbf), IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL, and PostgreSQL databases. They also have available an export tool specifically designed for Adobe PDF documents. The primary goal of Intelligent Converters is to create software that is easy and intuitive to use, while still providing quality in the end results.