[News]: Ora2PG 10 : Evaluate your database migration costs

Paris, december 19th 2012
Dalibo is proud to announce the release of Ora2Pg 10. This major release allows you to scan your legacy Oracle servers and estimate the migration costs. Ora2Pg also adds numerous improvements and enhancements such as the support of Oracle external tables.
Since 2001, Ora2Pg is the best solution to migrate data from Oracle to PostgreSQL and is used by thousands of companies around the world to switch from the most expensive proprietary RDBMS to the most advanced Open Source RDBMS!
With the 10.x series, Ora2Pg adds a long-awaited feature : the migration assessment tool. When considering a data migration, Ora2Pg is now able to provide a report with a detailed cost estimation of the migration process. This report is generated in 2 steps. First, Ora2Pg scans every object contained in the Oracle database and analyze how they will be exported. Then, for each database object, Ora2Pg will calculate the amount of work required (in man-days unit). This is helpful with very large Oracle databases and with PL/SQL stored procedures.
Gilles Darold, the project leader and main developer of Ora2Pg, explains: “Ora2Pg 10 is the first open source migration tool to provide global reports and migration cost estimations. More and more companies are considering moving from Oracle to PostgreSQL, and, with Ora2Pg, they can now forecast the return on investment of their migration process.”
The migration assessment tool was developed by Dalibo in collaboration with Atos and the French DGFiP (the National Public Finance Administration). Dalibo would like to thank the developers who submitted patches and the users who reported bugs and feature requests, especially : Dominique Legendre, Philippe Lang, Sebastian Fischer, Dennis Spaag, Sorin Gheorghiu, and Siva Janamanchi. Ora2Pg is an open project. Any contribution to build a better tool is welcomed. You just have to send your ideas, features requests, or patches using the GitHub tools at https://github.com/darold/ora2pg.
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[HR][/HR] About Ora2Pg :
Ora2Pg is an easy and reliable tool to migrate data from Oracle to PostgreSQL. It is developed since 2001 by Gilles Darold, also author of pgBadger, a PostgreSQL performance tool. Ora2Pg can export most of the Oracle objects (table, view, tablespace, sequence, indexes, trigger, grant, function, procedure, package, partition, data, blob and external table).
Ora2Pg works on any platform and is available under the GPL v3 licence.
Docs, Download & Support at http://ora2pg.darold.net/
[HR][/HR] About DALIBO :
DALIBO is the leading PostgreSQL company in France, providing support, trainings and consulting to its customers since 2005. The company contributes to the PostgreSQL community in various ways, including : code, articles, translations, free conferences and workshops
Check out DALIBO’s open source projects at http://dalibo.github.com