In order to building a successful internet-based application, you often need to scale-out your data processing to be able to scale your data processing needs with your business needs. In 2011, we introduced SQL Azure Federations to enable building application-aware scale-out solutions with SQL Azure. In this presentation, we provide an introduction to SQL Azure Federations and also show some interesting patterns that provide additional capabilities such as scale-out query processing, cross-shard schema management and multi-key sharding.
Presented by Michael Rys at SQLBits X