DocumentDB Data Migration - DocumentDB

What is Data Migration in DocumentDB?

DocumentDB Data Migration tool is used to easily migrate data to DocumentDB. The DocumentDB Data Migration Tool is a free and open source which can be download from the Microsoft Download Center https://www.microsoft.com/.

Many data sources are supported by Migration Tool where some of them are listed below:

  • SQL Server
  • JSON files
  • Flat files of Comma-separated Values (CSV)
  • MongoDB
  • Azure Table Storage
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • HBase, and even other DocumentDB databases

After downloading the DocumentDB Data Migration tool, extract the zip file.
The two executables in this folder are shown in the following screenshot.

DocumentDB exe files

First, there is dt.exe, which is the console version with a command line interface, and then there is dtui.exe, which is the desktop version with a graphical user interface.

Now, launch the GUI version.

launch gui version

The welcome page is seen. Click ‘Next’ for the Source Information Page.

source information

This is where you configure your data source and see many supported choices form the dropdown menu.

specify source information

When a selection is made, the rest of the Source Information page changes accordingly.
It is very easy to import data to DocumentDB using the DocumentDB Data Migration Tool.

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