Teach for America: Database Migration with Minimal Downtime

Customer: Teach for America

How Teach for America used HVR for Database Migration with Minimal Downtime

About: Teach for America is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to an excellent education. It puts high-achieving young people into under-resourced, struggling schools with the aim of changing students’ lives for the better and producing civically minded leaders. Today, the organization has more than 55,000 corps members and alumni and has reached millions of students across 53 regions of the United States. Teach for America relies heavily on its website to recruit prospective teachers. Prospective teachers use the site as a portal to obtain information about the program and apply to it. So, when the time came to migrate the Oracle database that supported the website to Microsoft SQL Server, the organization needed to minimize downtime. The IT team relied on HVR to simplify and speed this database migration process.


  • Migrate production database from Oracle to SQL Server with minimal downtime


  • Oracle
  • SQL Server

Use Case:

  • Database Migration
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