Babelfish: PostgreSQL with SQL Server support

Anastasia Volkova

DBeaver Corp

JAVA Developer


Tasks for migrations from the classic commercial DBMSs to open-source solutions are still relevant nowadays. Tools used to migrate Oracle applications to PostgreSQL has already proved to be efficient. But what if you have SQL Server? We want to introduce you to Babelfish, a OSS solution based on PostgreSQL 13. Babelfish supports TDS network protocol, T-SQL language, and SQL extensions specific to SQL Server. However, it isn't that simple. In our talk, we'll cover the features ensuring compatibility with SQL Server, existing problems and ways to solve them. Bonus: we'll also share the story on how we added the Babelfish support in DBeaver using the JDBC driver from Microsoft.

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