SQLBits 2011

SQL Azure-Design Concepts

Basic outline of SQL Azure: How SQL Azure fits in with other Azure Storage Options. Main differences between SQL Azure and SQL 2008. Brief new design challenges.
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How SQL Azure fits into Azure storgae options:

1. Blobs Blocks and Pages
2. Azure Tables.
3. Queues
4. Other - local storage and remote storage including SQL.

Main differences.
1. Security and Connecting
2. Unavailable Commands
3. Debugging and tracing -dmv's
4. No DTC

Different design challenges
1. Cloud issues - individual VM reliability
2. Throttling Issues
3. Costs