SQL Azure

  • Dugi

    SSCoach

    Points: 17998

    Microsoft SQL Azure Database is a cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server technologies. It provides a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud. High availability and fault tolerance is built-in and no physical administration is required. SQL Azure Database supports T-SQL.

    SQL Azure Database Features:

    Relational Database Management Services (RDBMS)

    -Creating, accessing and manipulating tables, views, indexes, roles, stored procedures, triggers, and functions.

    -Execute complex queries and joins across multiple tables.

    -Insert, Update, and Delete.

    -Constraints.

    -Transactions.

    -Temp tables.

    -Basic functions (aggregates, math, string, date/time).

    -A subset of the existing SQL Server built-in stored procedures and system views.

    -Support for tracking billable metrics in real time and for historical analysis.

    Benefits

    -No need to install or patch software or other physical administration.

    -Automatic high availability and fault tolerance.

    -Simple provisioning and deployment of multiple databases.

    -Scale databases up or down based on business needs.

    -Multi-tenant.

    -Integration with SQL Server and tooling including Visual Studio.

    -Support for T-SQL based familiar relational database model.

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    There is the article from Jacob Sebastian Getting started with SQL Azure[/url].

    Also you can search the SSC forum for all SQL Azure posts, articles etc!

    Have a nice SQLAzuring...

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  • Ryan D.

    SSCommitted

    Points: 1595

    Interesting article, so from a DBA vantage point, how are our roles likely to change?

    Regarding administration of an application, how database creation, modification handled?

    Is there a central point of contact to get things done in Azure or is that something specifically for each company's policies.

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