Pre-Grant Publication Number: 20070150488
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G. R. Konrad Roeder (10 months ago)
Regarding Claim 00001, there is nothing here that is not state of the art. This claim lacks a method of optimization or something else to set it apart from what is already been done throughout the industry. Even 20 years ago, people had software that converted from flat databases to relational databases doing this exact thing.
Anthony Phillips (12 months ago)
I agree, there doesn't seem to be anything inventive about this at all.

There are many database migration tools available as well which migrate data say from an Oracle database to a SQL Server database, for example:

These by their nature apply optimisation techniques as part of the data migration.

Another angle on prior art for this invention is that database mirroring technology has been around for many years. Many vendors allow new machines to be brought into the mirror set on demand and thus migrate/mirror the data onto that machine automatically.
Drew Volpe (about 1 year ago)
This isn't novel at all. Engineers have been writing programs and tools to optimize databases for decades. A quick search returned a number of papers describing specific techniques and products which use various implementations:

Reengineering of database intensive application

Reactive provisioning of backend databases in shared dynamic content server clusters

Centerfield Technology's Database Assessment technology: