Our DBConvert/DBSync for MSSQL and PostgreSQL cross database migration software helps you to convert
and synchronize your databases from Microsoft SQL Server to PostgreSQL / Amazon RDS PostgreSQL / Heroku Postgres
and in any other possible combination of source and target . Also, Windows Azure SQL Databases may be set
up as a source or target. Our program is able to connect to any local or remote MS SQL Server and
Although both MS SQL Server and PostgreSQL databases are ANSI-SQL compliant, there are still differences
between their SQL syntax, data types, case sensitivity, and these differences often makes transferring data not so trivial
if you try to do that manually.
The entire database can be copied from a MS SQL Server instance to a PostgreSQL instance or you can specify
partial datasets in a customization stage for each migration.
Using Dump files and PHP load scripts as a destination would be alternative if there is no direct access to servers.
Once data is migrated, all updates can be synchronized from the MSSQL database to the PostgreSQL database
can be performed smoothly with our DBSync for MSSQL and PostgreSQL.
Your database will always be up-to-date due to
three sync types (Drop, Insert, Update).
Run the program at user-specified time intervals specifying settings at the scheduling stage.
runs automatically and unattended in the background.
- Microsoft's SQL Server is a proprietary database, as opposed to PostgreSQL which
is developed and maintained by a global community of open source developers and companies.
PostgreSQL is completely free while MSSQL Server
cost depends on the number of users and database size.
So if cost is an issue, then you should definitely choose PostgreSQL.
- PostgreSQL is a cross platform database engine available for Windows, MacOS, Solaris, FreeBSD and
Linux while SQL Server only runs on Windows OS.
- MSSQL is quite greedy on memory even when idle while PostgreSQL is relatively lightweight.