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SQL Server Migration to Azure Live Show

You’re invited to join the SQL Server Migration to Azure Live Show on October 14th (Part 1) and October 15th (Part 2) from 8-10AM PST. Click here to register! Part 1: Why migrate, migration options and tools Part 2: Best ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: It’s just SQL: Restoring a database to Azure SQL DB from backup

In this video, Jeroen ter Heerdt shows how to restore a database to Azure SQL from a BACPAC file. Read more about importing an Azure SQL Database from BACPAC ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: How to manage R packages in Azure SQL Database with sqlmlutils

Currently, Azure SQL Database has ML Services with R available in preview. In this video, Anna Hoffman gives a brief overview of how you can use an open source package called sqlmlutils to easily connect and add/remove packages to Azure ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Benefit from SQL VM Resource Provider when self-installing SQL Server on

In this video, we will talk how Azure SQL VM service helps migrating and modernizing of SQL workloads. We will explain and demo the benefits of the new SQL VM Resource Providers for self-installed SQL Server on Azure IaaS. Follow ... continue reading
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database with Telegraf

In a prior blog, we had described the Real-time monitoring for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using the Telegraf SQL plugin. In addition to Managed Instance support, Telegraf now also includes support for Azure SQL Database single databases, and can ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Switching an existing Azure SQL DB from Provisioned Compute to Serverless

Once you're ready to switch a workload over to the serverless model, it is very easy to do. Watch Anna Thomas switch over a database she uses for demos to the serverless compute tier in this quick video. Learn more ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: How to switch an existing Azure SQL Database to Hyperscale

Hyperscale is a new tier for Azure SQL Database. In this video Anna Thomas and Jeroen ter Heerdt cover how to switch an existing Azure SQL Database to this new, scalable, tier. More information about Hyperscale. Follow Anna Thomas and ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Restoring a database to Azure SQL DB from backup

In our 'It's just SQL' series we highlight how Azure SQL is very similar to what you are used to with SQL Server. In this video, Jeroen ter Heerdt shows how to restore a database to Azure SQL from a ... continue reading
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Hot Patching SQL Server Engine in Azure SQL Database

Author: Hans Olav Norheim, hansnor@microsoft.com Technical reviewers: Jim Cavalaris, Jimmy Cleary, Jim Radigan, Ashish Kishan Mansukhani, Alexey Yeltsov, Brian Gianforcaro, Jasraj Dange, Jon Jahren, Michael Nelson, Peter Carlin In the world of cloud database services, few things are more important ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Docs on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services

Overview of the new documentation on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services (Preview). More resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-quickstart-r-create-script and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-tutorial-predictive-model-prepare-data. Follow Anna Thomas and David Peter Hansen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/analyticanna and https://twitter.com/DavidPeterH ... continue reading