Introducing the Database Experimentation Assistant

Play Introducing the Database Experimentation Assistant

The Discussion

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    John

    Would the Data Migration Assistant allow us to replay workloads against Azure SQL Database to test a migration from on-prem to Azure SQL DB?

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    RajMSFT

    @John:The Database Migration Assistant won't allow you to replay workloads, but it will help you migrate your schema and data to Azure SQL DB.

    If you meant to ask whether DEA would allow you to replay against Azure SQL Database, the answer is no, DEA doesn't support that scenario yet.

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    Vuk

    This tool would be brilliant if it was easy to set up, more user friendly, like DMA.
    Also the error messages are not intuitive.

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    Mindy Curnutt

    I'd love to see this tool get more love. I see there was a new version that came out in Sept 2019. I'm teaching a session that's a combination of this tool (the command line pieces) + the distributed replayable trace but then with my own analytic component. The times I've tried to run the reporting / analytics piece my traces are too large and the tool cannot handle it. Also, would be nice to not have to recreate the IRF over and over again. I have so many ideas, I'd love to chat w/someone at MS about it. Neither of the speakers in this video are in the same positions any longer, who is over this tool now? (11/2019)

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