Migrating to MySQL might seem attractive from a cost perspective, but is your application really a good candidate for this? What will you need to change? What features of your current database do you rely on, and which features in MySQL might be a good replacement or substitute? What is the likely cost and effort of a typical migration project?
We will go through several aspects like:
1) why use MySQL,
2) what are the most common cases,
3) what kind of reporting is useful to produce for good migration planning,
4) what needs to be done to reduce the risk of failures, and
5) last but not least, what are the similarities and the differences we should take into consideration.
Personal experience and real world cases will be discussed during the presentation.