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How Azure SQL Database makes database management easier?

Azure SQL database is a platform as a service SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud and managed by Azure. Azure automates many management activities and enables you to focus on development and optimizations. In addition, it enables you ... continue reading
Azure SQL Database – scalability

Azure SQL Database – scalability

Azure SQL Database is a flexible Platform as a service database that can be easily scaled to fit your needs. You can add more compute or storage to satisfy your performance requirements without waiting for new hardware or migrating data ... continue reading

Azure SQL Database – the database engine that cannot die

Azure SQL Database is highly available database Platform as a Service that guarantees that your database will be up and running 99.99% of time, without worrying about maintenance and downtimes. This is a fully managed SQL Server Database Engine process ... continue reading

Modernize to cloud with Azure SQL Database

Companies are embracing digital transformation by migrating to the cloud. IT organizations are continuously looking for new ways of optimizing how they use the data that fuels their operations. Modernizing to the cloud offers the right mix of operational efficiencies ... continue reading
How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Azure cloud and placed in your Azure Virtual Network. In this post, I will explain how you can prepare network environment for Managed Instance. Azure SQL Database Managed ... continue reading

What is Azure SQL Database Managed Instance?

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is a new flavor of Azure SQL Database that represents fully managed SQL Server Instance hosted in Azure cloud. Currently, Azure SQL Database has two main offers for the customers who use SQL Server database ... continue reading
Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering Manager) for sharing their migration story with the Azure SQL Database product team. Microsoft uses an internally written service called MSAsset to manage ... continue reading
Configure Azure Storage for SQL Database backups

Configure Azure Storage for SQL Database backups

SQL Server 2012+ and Azure SQL Managed Instance support native BACKUP commands that can backup a database to Azure Blob Storage URL. Setting-up Azure Storage account might not be so easy as you think because there are some constraints. You ... continue reading

Native database backup in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a new fully managed PaaS offering in Azure cloud that will be publicly available in the near future. It will expose entire SQL Server Instance, support almost all features available in SQL Server 2017 and ... continue reading
Azure SQL databases in logical servers, elastic pools, and managed instances

Azure SQL databases in logical servers, elastic pools, and managed instances

Azure SQL Database is a Database as a Platform service designed for applications that will use database as self-contained service. Databases can be grouped together to simplify management options or share the resources. There are different options that can be ... continue reading