RE: Pulling data into Oracle from SQL Server

From: Robertson Lee - lerobe <>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:40:45 +0100
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From: Scott Canaan [] Sent: 27 October 2011 13:29
To: Robertson Lee - lerobe
Subject: RE: Pulling data into Oracle from SQL Server


   We do this all the time. Check out It's actually pretty easy to set up.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Robertson Lee - lerobe Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:06 AM To: Niall Litchfield
Subject: RE: Pulling data into Oracle from SQL Server

Thanks Lisa/Niall,  

Looks like I have plenty to look at here.  



From: Niall Litchfield [] Sent: 27 October 2011 13:02
To: Robertson Lee - lerobe
Subject: Re: Pulling data into Oracle from SQL Server  

There is a free gateway product Database Gateway for ODBC that is OK for smallish amounts of data. For large amounts of data I'd probably either use SSIS on the SQL Server side, or if politics/business needs didn't allow this then I'd probably just write the data to a flat file and consume the flat files in parallel as an external table.

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Robertson Lee - lerobe <> wrote:


Was wondering if anyone had experience of the best (and cheapest) way to do this was ?

On Linux with Oracle 11gR2. SQL Server is 2008 I think (maybe 2005)

I know we can do it from the other side i.e push the data in from SQL Server but it would be preferable to have this is as part of our existing process so could be ran from within an Oracle package.

i.e does some stuff in a proc then starts sucking some data from the SQL Server DB.

I was hoping to avoid any expensive "Gateway" products ?

Cheers and TIA


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