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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 2008 R2 end-of-life

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As of July 9, 2019, Microsoft no longer supports SQL Server 2008. Avoid unnecessary security or compliance risks and ensure continued capability by migrating to Azure, upgrading to SQL Server 2017 or a combination of both.

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SQL Server Migration Services

Review the costs and asses your database environment for the considerations of moving from on-premise to Azure. Provide a detailed report of the cautions, the options, and the benefits. Virtual-DBA can even assist with the migration to SQL Server 2017 or to Azure with SQL Server 2008 supported.

SQL Server End-of-Life Services

The term End-of-Life (EOL), also known as End of Support (EOS), can bring feelings of instability where your database is concerned. We are here to assist with planning, whether for migration to a newer version, the configuration of 2008 on Azure. But we can also step in where needed.

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XTIVIA can assist you with a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 migration from end to end.

SQL Server 2017 Features


Availability, Performance, Scalability

  • Scale up to 12 TB of memory and 640 logical processors
  • Up to 30x faster transactions and 100x faster queries
  • Run real-time Operational Analytics over transactional data
  • Always On availability to balance loads across readable secondaries


Multi-layered Security

  • Protect data at rest and in motion with TDE and new Always Encrypted
  • Mask sensitive data with minimal impact using Dynamic Data Masking
  • Grant access based on user characteristics with Row Level Security


  • Dynamically stretch warm and cold data to Azure with Stretch Database
  • Tackle mission-critical workloads with larger Azure virtual machine sizes
  • Rely on our cloud-first features, tested by millions of Azure databases
  • Use development and management tools and common T-SQL

Built-in Analytics

  • Transform complex data with statistical modeling language
  • Process analytics in-place, reducing latencies and operational costs
  • Write and deploy models anywhere in-database or to the cloud
  • Access thousands of R Scripts and Models in CRAN

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Whether SQL Server 2017 migration or rehosting SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 in an Azure environment, XTIVIA can assist you.

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