In this talk, I will share my experience in creating and running Azure SQL Database, a large cloud scale service powered by SQL Server technologies.   This presentation will provide an outline of the scenarios and requirements for a database service and then take you on a journey through the core concepts and capabilities.  You will learn how you might address these needs with SQL Server in an on-premise environment and then take a deep dive "under the bonnet“ to see how the Azure DB system is actually delivered.    The presentation will conclude with discussion on a number of interesting challenges we've solved delivering this service and how this work flows value back to core SQL Server offerings.

This presentation is targeted at SQL Server practitioners interested in learning more about Azure SQL Database and will provide them with working knowledge of the what/why and an outline of the internals of the system.