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SQL Server in the Cloud

The April 15, 2008 edition of SDTimes (PDF download here) has some information about SSDS, the SQL Server in the cloud that was announced not long ago (and still in private beta). I'll mention a couple points here, but worth reading the article!

  • Says that it doesn't use the same entity model as SQL Server
  • Developers must use LINQ to access the data!
  • Automatically indexes

An analyst in the article notes that "SQL Server is for more experienced DBA's".

Cloud computing is damned interesting. I've lived in the real SQL Server/database world for too long to want to use a light weight engine, but I can understand why many would. I'm starting to think that we need to training all deveopers to be mini DBA's. They see the power and possibility of LINQ, Silverlight, etc, etc, what is about SQL Server that they don't like?


I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


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