Category Archives: Azure SQL Database

Scaling Azure SQL Database

One of the advantages Azure SQL Database has over on-prem SQL Server is the ease in which it can scale.  I’ll discuss the various options for horizontal scaling, vertical scaling, and other similar features. Horizontal scaling refers to adding or removing … Continue reading

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Migrate from on-prem SQL server to Azure SQL Database

This blog describes the various approaches you can use to migrate an on-premises SQL Server database to Azure SQL Database. In this migration process you migrate both your schema and your data from the SQL Server database in your current … Continue reading

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HA/DR for Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a-service in the cloud.  It uses a special version of Microsoft SQL Server as its backend that is nearly identical to SQL Server (see Azure SQL Database Transact-SQL differences).  While there are many benefits … Continue reading

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Creating a large data warehouse in Azure

Microsoft Azure provides you two options when hosting your SQL Server-based data warehouse: Microsoft Azure SQL Database and SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machine.  Which one is appropriate based on the size of the data warehouse?  What are some hardware features to … Continue reading

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SQL Azure (renamed Microsoft Azure SQL Database)

SQL Azure is a cloud-based service from Microsoft that uses a special version of SQL Server as its backend.  SQL Azure helps to ease provisioning and deployment of multiple databases.  Developers do not have to install, setup, patch or manage any … Continue reading

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