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Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB is named a leader in the Forrester Wave: Big Data NoSQL

We’re excited to announce that Forrester has named Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 based on their evaluation of Azure Cosmos DB. We believe Forrester’s findings validate the exceptional market momentum of Azure ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part five

Self-service is core to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Back in the virtualization days, you had to wait for someone to create a VLAN for you, carve out a LUN, and find space on a host. If Microsoft Azure ran that way, we ... continue reading

Microsoft Azure for the Gaming Industry

This blog post was co-authored by Patrick Mendenall, Principal Program Manager, Azure. We are excited to join the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week to learn what’s new and share our work in Azure focused on enabling modern, global games ... continue reading
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Achieving SQL Server HA/DR with a mix of Always On Availability Groups and SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances

Introduction The topic of mixing SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) with Always On Availability Groups (AG) is pretty well documented. However, most of the available documentation documents configurations that assume the SQL Server FCI portion of the solution utilizes ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part four

Protect your stuff In this post, we’ll cover the concepts and best practices to protect your IaaS virtual machines (VMs) on Azure Stack. This post is part of the Azure Stack Considerations for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery white paper ... continue reading
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Azure Stack laaS – part two

This blog post was co-authored by David Armour, Principal Program Manager, Azure Stack. Start with what you already have Every organization has a unique journey to the cloud. This journey is based on the organization’s history, business specifics, culture, and ... continue reading
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Use GraphQL with Hasura and Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Azure Database for PostgreSQL provides a fully managed, enterprise-ready community PostgreSQL database as a service. The PostgreSQL community edition helps you easily migrate existing apps to the cloud or develop cloud-native applications, using languages and frameworks of your choice. The ... continue reading
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Moving your Azure Virtual Machines has never been easier!

To meet customer demand, Azure is continuously expanding. We’ve been adding new Azure regions and introducing new capabilities. As a result, customers want to move their existing virtual machines (VMs) to new regions while adopting the latest capabilities. There are ... continue reading

Simplify Always On availability group deployments on Azure VM with SQL VM CLI

Always On availability groups (AG) provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to your SQL Server database, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both. Manually deploying an availability group for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VM) ... continue reading
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Performance best practices for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Connection Pooling

This blog is a continuation of a series of blog posts to share best practices for improving performance and scale when using Azure Database for PostgreSQL service. In this post, we will focus on the benefits of using connection pooling ... continue reading