Reap the benefits of SQL Server over Access

Reap the benefits of SQL Server over Access

By John Kullmann | January 17th, 2017 |

Should I migrate from Access?

Most organizations are stuck up in decision making whether to go for Microsoft Access or .NET Framework with SQL Server. Access is more suitable for smaller groups of up to a dozen users, but outside these parameters, you should think about a SQL Server client/server model. Access is good enough for small organizations that do not intend to develop into large operations. Ever increasing operations results in an unstable access database causing error messages, low performance, and queries that take hours to run.

Migrate your Access applications to SQL Server now!!!

  • Improved Security
  • Enhanced Data Integrity
  • High Performance & Scalability
  • Server-based processing

Benefits of migrating Access to SQL Server

Migration allows you take advantage of SQL server’s advanced features at the same time maintain a link to the data in Access. SQL server provides optimized performance, better security and offers large terabytes sized databases that fit your growing business needs. Access has some limitations when it comes to scalability, security and data integrity. It is not suited for web-based solution as it provides only limited user interface. SQL server is a client/server architecture that is designed for mission-critical systems, whereas, Access is a file server system that is less reliable.

SQL Server brings in the following advantages when compare to Access:

  • Better performance and Scalability – SQL server works efficiently as it processes queries in parallel thereby minimizing memory requirement. SQL server supports very large, terabyte-sized databases, which is much larger when compared to the two gigabytes limit of an Access database.
  • Interoperability with multiple applications – SQL server has good interoperability with other database management system which help developers build secure and high-performance applications.
  • More secure than data in file server databases – SQL server is more secure as it provides 128-bit encryption and remote location storage for the user and application data. Access database does not have the same level of security as that of SQL server.
  • Better database maintenance and integrity – SQL server being more centralized offers better stability and integrity with features like triggers, transaction logs and repair processes. Access database may become corrupt and requires regular maintenance to obtain optimal results.
  • Server based processing – In SQL server the client/server model improves the server processing speed by reducing network traffic and making it more efficient with large data sets. Access being a file server system does not offer the functionality a database server provides.

Spend less time analyzing and more time on productivity

For database that are outdated a re-design in SQL server is more appropriate which improves productivity, performance, and processing time. If the database is moderately new and functional, then the need for expansion is achieved by converting your Access database to a web-based ASP.NET system.

Macrosoft helps you to migrate Access applications seamlessly right from documenting the existing system, requirements analysis, platform selection, design, development, and deployment.

To know more about our Access to .NET / SQL Server migration services


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John Kullmann
VP - Technology Solutions at Macrosoft Inc
John Kullmann is Vice President of Technology Solutions at Macrosoft Serving as the executive business contact for clients he is responsible for client satisfaction. Consistently provide excellent customer service to accounts, as well as represent client needs and goals within the organization to ensure quality. Deliver strong and sustainable results, over-coming the many competitive challenges of multiple industries and technologies.
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