Oracle to MySQL migration


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.

Best Practices for Businesses
Experience level: 

Schedule info

Time slot: 
12 April 11:00 - 11:50
Ballroom D

Schedule Info

12 April 11:00 - 11:50 @
Ballroom D


Marco Tusa's picture
MySQL Team Leader, Pythian

Marco Tusa had his own international practice for the past twenty four years.
His experience and expertise are in a wide variety of information technology and information management fields of application and cover research, development, analysis, quality control and project management.

Marco Tusa has recently moved from Italy to Ottawa and is currently at Pythian as employee, coordinating the MySQL team's activities world wide.

He has being working as employee for the SUN Microsystems as MySQL Professional Service manager for South Europe.

He has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation since 1994, leading the development of the Organization’s hyper textual environment.Also acting as project leader for the FAO corporate database support.

For several years he has led the development group in the WAICENT/Faoinfo team. He has assisted in defining the Organization’s guidelines for the dissemination of information from the technology and the management point of view.

He has acted as coordinator between WAICENT and other departments; he has been a member of the FAO Information Management and Technology Committee since 1999. He designed and lead the development of some of the main web related FAO projects such as: AGRIS; AGROVOC; FAO Document Repository; INPhO; Country Profile.

He also designed and developed the FAO web publishing architecture including the design and development of almost all the web related databases.

He has participated in field missions in order to perform analysis, reviews and evaluation of the status of local projects, providing local support and advice. He has participated in the design of the Ethiopian National Agriculture Information System (NAIS).
He collaborates with MIT Media Lab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology laboratory) and FAO as Sustainable Information Technology for developing countries Specialist in relation with the FAO’s Special Program for Food Security for Senegal.

Project Management
- Database Analysis implementation management (Oracle, MySQL MSSql)
- Application design and development


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