SQL Server to SQL MI Migration : 2-Week Assessment

Quadrant Resource LLC

Migrate any version of on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL Managed Instance

As part of your migration journey to Azure, it is important that you assess your on-premises workloads before to measure cloud readiness, identify risks, and estimate costs and complexity. Quadrant Resource has designed a 2 Week assessment program to simplify the assessment discovered SQL Server instances and databases in preparation for migration to Azure SQL using our in-house QMigrator tool.

While the support for Microsoft SQL Server databases prior to 2014 ended and more versions to follow the same path, many organizations are migrating their SQL Server databases to much suitable Azure SQL MI.


Azure SQL MI can scale up or down based on your application requirements without the need for hardware upgrades or migrations

High Availability

Azure SQL MI offers built-in high availability and disaster recovery features, which ensure that your data is always available and protected.


Azure SQL MI provides advanced security features such as encryption, access control, and threat detection to protect your data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.

Cost Savings

Azure SQL MI eliminates the need for hardware procurement and maintenance, resulting in significant cost savings for organizations.

Faster Time-to-Market

Azure SQL MI allows developers to quickly deploy and manage their databases, which helps reduce the time-to-market for applications.

Automatic Patching

Azure SQL MI automatically applies patches and updates, eliminating the need for manual patching and reducing the risk of vulnerabilities.

Better Performance

Azure SQL MI offers better performance and faster query execution times compared to on-premises SQL Server.

Integration with Azure Services

Azure SQL MI integrates seamlessly with other Azure services, such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Analysis Services, and Power BI, providing a comprehensive data platform for organizations.

An assessment is required to Migrate from SQL Server to Azure SQL MI  which can help identify potential risks, challenges, and discover opportunities associated with the migration process.

Our migration assessment helps assess your current on-prem SQL Server databases, and create a structured roadmap to migrate to Azure SQL MI.

Assessment of the On-Premises SQL Server:

An assessment to find out the size, complexity, and data types contained in the SQL Server database. This will help to determine the migration strategy that will be used and the potential challenges that may arise.

Azure SQL MI Assessment:

We will also evaluate Azure SQL MI to determine if it meets your business requirements. This will include assessing its high availability, active geo replications, failover features etc.

Data Mapping and Schema Conversion:

Though Most of the standard SQL language, query processing, and database management features are identical between both the platforms, it is  important to map the data types in SQL Server to their equivalent types in Azure SQL MI to ensure true replication. QMigrator will automatically take care of converting the SQL Server schema to the Azure SQL MI schema to match the performance.

Application Assessment:

We will develop a plan including timelines, resources, contingency measures and cost analysis covering different migration approaches, testing and validation procedures, and post-migration support.

Quadrant utilizes the capabilities of our in-house tool QMigrator to automate the assessment process, reducing the amount of manual effort required and providing a more accurate migration plan.

QMigrator scans your Databases, identifies its characteristics such as database sizes and number of tables, views, stored procedures and code objects which will used to right-size your database on Azure and can save you 60%-80% on time and cost involved in the migration, our engineers will then work with you to prioritize a roadmap for the migration.

What Can Businesses Expect

Assessment Executive Summary Report consisting of :

  • Determine Application compatibility wiuth SQL MI.
  • Pre-migration checklist.
  • Summary of the existing environment.
  • Information on Workloads
  • Current State Vs Future State Architecture
  • Migration Plan and roadmap for migration
  • Bill of Quantities: TCO/ ROI, Detailed cost and financial analysis
  • Migration complexities involved.

The Timeline mentioned in this offering may vary depending on several factors one of the prime factors is the database size and associated code objects, however an initial assessment will give the near accurate timeline.