SQL Server Domination Plan Has Begun
Today signals the end and the beginning for a year-long project. My project for SQL Server Domination. Our shop is primarily an Oracle shop with dot net developers. Although I do have almost 300 databases across all levels, the bulk of mission critical applications are written for Oracle.
A little over a year ago we began a plan to migrate our financial applications to SQL Server in order to retire the oldest Oracle servers on site and reduce our massive licensing footprint. This was all part of my plan for SQL Server World Domination (said in a maniacal voice, imagine that). We knew that if this mission critical migration was a success that we could leverage our product against the Oracle servers in-house and begin the destruction of their infrastructure in favor of my glorious SQL Servers! (Hear the trumpets heralding the new king?)
This project, if successful, will be the Oracle death knell. Over the last year I have prepared diligently with one goal in site: this migration weekend. The weekend of my birthday seems apropos to give me the present that I so desire, SQL Server Domination. You may have noticed that the number of blog posts recently have been limited especially after blogging every day last year. For the last few months, I have had one purpose and one purpose only: ensuring the success of this migration!
Let the trumpets herald the coming of a new dawn. Long live SQL Server. I will blog again next week on the other side of this project to declare that the Queen is dead and a new King has ascended the throne! Until then queue the Imperial March, hello Starbucks and massive four day working weekend with little sleep migration project here I come!