Technology developer, Jasco Consulting, has released its Jasco 2SQL software solution.
“What we’re doing with this product is allowing Access data to come back to our consolidated platform in SQL server and from there allow customers to leverage that data and really make use of it to get a full picture of what’s going on in their organisation,” Jasco Consulting CEO, Jason McClintock, said.
2SQL’s ability to leverage existing investments by business is expected to make it attractive to customers who are considering moving to a new platform such as SQL Azure.
“In the past, organisations have not done anything in this area since it was too hard, time consuming, and expensive,” McClintock saidd.
“With 2SQL, we can literally take a solid Access database of moderate complexity and have that in the Azure environment within 10 minutes and available for customers to use.”
2SQL’s delivery model has been scaled to meet the needs of partners, with the pricing based on the complexity and size of the database.
“For the most complex databases that do require some cleanup work, we’re saying that it will be at least 60 per cent cheaper than doing it manually,” McClintock said.
“If it’s a simple to moderate complexity database that hits 100 per cent automated conversion, you could save up to 85 per cent of the cost of having somebody redo that.”
While SQL Server and SQL Azure are used as part of the 2SQL solution, a separate set of VMs are also in place for businesses if their data is unable to leave their existing environment.
Microsoft Australia Windows Azure product manager, Tim Buntel, saw 2SQL’s combination of an on-premise SQL server and corporate cloud hosting as being an asset for businesses.
“From Microsoft’s perspective, we think this is a great opportunity as it allows organisations of various sizes to take advantage of the cloud,” Buntel said.
2SQL is available now from Jasco’s local partner network, which includes Fujitsu and nSynergy.