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OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

Have you heard people say 'containers or Kubernetes is not for databases'? Let me show you how that is definitely not the case in 2021. Kubernetes provides an abstraction layer over any infrastructure and an orchestration engine that powers Arc ... continue reading
White text on black background: Data Exposed, Around the Clock with Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory.

Around the clock with Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory

On February 3-4, the Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory teams are partnering on a learning event for the community to come together to learn about Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory, meet the engineering teams behind these services, and ... continue reading
Azure Hybrid Benefit

What is Azure Hybrid Benefit?

I’ve talked to customers about migrating their workloads to Azure for a number of years now and at some point in the conversation we’ll start to mention where can cost savings can be made and one place that organizations can ... continue reading

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance   This article outlines the spectrum of options available for migrating your solutions based on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to Microsoft cloud, with focus on the newly-introduced support for hosting ... 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
Database Assessments within Azure Migrate

Database Assessments within Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate has come along way since it’s launch in September 2017, it now very much is the hub for datacentre migration projects.   We now see it being able to cover off those key migration scenarios that organisations are attempting, ... continue reading
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Quickly Setting Up a Sandbox with Azure SQL DB/MI and AAD Synchronization

  Introduction   During the migration journey from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database or Managed Instance, the customers I meet often wondering how to deal with the Integrated Authentication, their applications, especially the legacy ones. The following tutorial will ... 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

How to optimize your Azure workload costs

The economic challenges posed by the global health pandemic continue to affect every organization around the world. During this difficult time, cost optimization has become an especially critical topic. Recently, we provided an overview of how to approach cost optimization ... continue reading