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Azure SQL Edge meets the demands of IoT with the performance and security of SQL

Real-time data intelligence and security at the edge with Azure SQL Edge

Today we introduce the availability of Azure SQL Edge, a real-time data engine, optimized for IoT workloads and backed by the security and performance of the same engine that powers SQL Server and Azure SQL.Azure SQL Edge is a small-footprint ... continue reading

Configuring backup storage redundancy in Azure SQL

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, because they protect your data from corruption or deletion. In Azure SQL there are two types of automated backups that customers can use for restoring their ... continue reading

Track progress of SQL Managed Instance create/scale request

Azure SQL Managed Instance provides management operations that you can use to automatically deploy new managed instances, update instance properties, and delete instances when no longer needed. All management operations can be categorized as follows: Instance deployment (new instance creation) Instance ... continue reading

Azure SQL digital event: Transform your applications with Azure SQL

The impact of COVID-19 has accelerated several trends that already existed in the database world. Overnight, many companies have seen traffic on external and internal applications skyrocket as people adjust to the new normal. The urgency to move from on-premises ... continue reading

How to Shut Off Public Connectivity to Azure SQL Database | Data Exposed

In this episode with Rohit Nayak, we cover how to deny public network access settings for Azure SQL Database. Customers can use this setting to block all public access via firewall rules and exclusively rely on private endpoint connections. Watch ... continue reading

Azure SQL Edge: Demo, Renewable Energy | Data Exposed

In the last part of this three-part series, Vasiya Krishnan walks us through a demo that shows us how to use Azure SQL Edge to build smarter renewable resources. For an introduction to Azure SQL Edge, watch part one. To see how ... continue reading

Azure SQL Edge: Industry Use Cases & Customer Success | Data Exposed

In part two of this three-part series, Vasiya Krishnan shares an example of how customers are using Azure SQL Edge as well as use cases. For an introduction to Azure SQL Edge, watch part one.   Watch on Data Exposed ... continue reading

Azure SQL Capacity Planning: DTU or vCore? | Data Exposed

  Capacity planning process plays a critical role in migrating to an existing application or designing a brand new one. In the second part of this three-part series with Silvano Coriani, learn about the differences between DTU and vCore when ... continue reading

Improve Query Performance by Managing Statistics in Azure SQL | Data Exposed: MVP Edition

Within Azure SQL maintenance tasks such as backups and integrity checks are handled for you, and while you may be able to get away with automatic updates keeping your statistics up-to-date, sometimes it's not enough. Proactively managing statistics in Azure ... continue reading
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User initiated manual failover on SQL Managed Instance

High availability is a fundamental part of SQL Managed Instance (MI) platform that works transparently for your database applications.  As such, failovers from primary to secondary nodes in case of node degradation or fault detection, or during our regular monthly software ... continue reading