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Azure SQL Database - Transparent Data Encryption

Transparent Data Encryption offers the ability to encrypt content of the database, its transaction logs, as well as backups while at rest. Encryption and decryption are performed in real-time, at the individual page level, as the database is being written to and read from storage, without necessitating changes to applications accessing their data. Marcin Policht reviews the feature.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/11/24 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure
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Hello Azure: Azure IaaS - Getting Started

A new series to take you through the basics of how to get started using Azure as your own personal lab.  Read more...
By Shawn Melton 2015/11/03 | Source: | Category: azure
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Database Storage

By Steve Jones 2015/09/08 | Category: administration
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Choosing hash distributed table vs. round-robin distributed table in Azure SQL DW Service

Designing databases to use distributed tables effectively will help you to achieve the storage and query processing benefits of the Azure SQL DW Service (SQL DW). In this article, Murshed Zaman explains the various Azure SQL Data Warehouse distributed table types, and offers guidance for choosing the type of distributed table to use and when to use it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/08/31 | Source: SQLCAT | Category: azure
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Exam 70-462: Using Azure for the Practice Setup

A step-by-step guide to creating a practice setup for the 70-462 exam using Azure virtual machines.  Read more...
By Nathan Bell 2015/08/25 | Source: | Category: certification
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Azure Event Hubs

If you need to receive and process a large volume of of packets of data, such as telemetry, or event-log items, it may be worth considering Azure Event hubs. They aren't like traditional messaging but represent more of a stripped down one-way event processing system for large volumes of data. It could represent a good solution to an ever-present problem, but is it ready for production use? Rob Sheldon investigates.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/07/22 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics aims to extract knowledge structures from continuous ordered streams of data by real-time analysis. It provides a ready-made solution to the business requirement to react very quickly to changes in data and handle large volumes of information. Robert Sheldon explains its significance.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/25 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Automating A Heartbeat Check Against an Azure-SQL Database Using PowerShell

In this article, Tim Smith goes through a couple of options to automate heartbeat checks against Azure databases. This is useful if you're moved SQL Server databases to Azure and you want to have periodic checks to make sure the databases are responsive.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/06/17 | Source: | Category: azure
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Automating Image-Based Deployment of SQL Server on Azure IaaS VMs - Preparing OS Image

There are several different approaches to automating deployment of SQL Server Infrastructure-as-a-Service virtual machines in Microsoft Azure. Marcin Policht examines an approach that involves uploading or creating a custom operating system image which is well suited for scenarios where you want to deploy a custom-configured SQL Server instance to multiple virtual machines with minimal effort and maximum consistency.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/04/21 | Source: Database Journal | Category: iaas
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Azure Active Directory - Schema Extensions

The Azure Active Directory Graph API enables some interesting scenarios that you can implement in your applications by enabling you to query and manipulate directory objects in Azure AD. In this article, Rick Rainey provides a clear walkthrough of its implementation.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/04/03 | Source: Just Azure | Category: active directory
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Data Mining Part 26: Data Mining and Microsoft Azure

This article shows a step by step tutorial to create a virtual machine in 15 min on Windows Azure.   Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2015/03/12 | Source: | Category: microsoft
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Cloud Storage Replication Is Not Backup

The options that you need to select when setting up an Azure Storage service account allow you to specify the durability and high-availability of your data, but they don't provide for data recovery to a point-in-time. In fact, it means that some of the bad things that can happen to data are more efficiently replicated to all copies. Backup is quite a separate issue.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/02/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Getting Started with HDInsight - Part 3 - Creating an HDInsight Cluster in Microsoft Azure Cloud

In this tip we will look at two different ways of creating an HDInsight Cluster: Creating an HDInsight Cluster through Azure Management Portal, and creating an HDInsight Cluster through Windows Azure PowerShell.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/01/01 | Source: | Category: azure
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By Vyas DCS 2014/11/28 | Category: maintenance plans
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Azure Diagnostics for Virtual Machines

Hosting a scalable application in Azure seems ideal, but what happens when things go wrong? Azure Cloud Services provide extensive diagnostics, and this feature has now been extended to Azure web sites and Azure Virtual Machines. You need to set up diagnostics on the VM, but once this is done, all your logs, traces and performance counters can be collected from many VMs in one place for easy management.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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10 things I learned about rapidly scaling websites with Azure

Troy Hunt takes a look at a website whose traffic literally increased 60-fold overnight. Interesting stuff happens when scale changes that dramatically, so he decided to share a few things he learned.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/24 | Source: Troy Hunt | Category: azure
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Azure Virtual Machines Part 0: A VM Primer

Mike Martin kicks off his series on Azure Virtual Machines with a primer, full of background and terms. To fully understand the Azure Virtual Machines offering, Mike explains how everything is connected and co-existing.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/18 | Source: Just Azure | Category: azure
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Implementing Azure Blob Storage (ABS) With SQL Server 2014

With any application organizations face consistent key challenges such as high efficiency and business value, complex configuration, and low total cost of ownership. Extending applications to the cloud in hybrid scenarios addresses many of these challenges, whether distributing SharePoint content across on-premises and Office 365 while leveraging search as a service (hybrid search) or externalizing data, extending it to the cloud with Remote Blob Storage or related technologies.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/09/02 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: azure
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Practically Cloudy: SQL Server Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure - Backups

In the first in a series on the practicalities of using the Microsoft Azure Platform for the SQL Server professional, Buck Woody shows that, whatever your version of SQL Server, there is a way of storing offsite backups in the cloud.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
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Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Part 2: Anatomy of a Cloud Service

In this article, we’ll be focusing on the different ways you can build with a Cloud Service, and what exactly happens in terms of virtual machines when you deploy your application.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/28 | Source: Just Azure | Category: azure
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