SQLBits 2023

Choosing the Right Data Store--An Overview of Azure Data Platform Choices

There are a lot of options in Azure for your data. In this session you will learn about the various options for how to store data fro your app, and a decision tree for how to make the best choices for your application.
Choosing the right data store can make or break the performance and costs of your application. In this session, you will learn about all the options available to you in the Azure Data Platform. You'll learn about CosmosDB, Azure SQL Database, Azure Postgres and MySQL services, as well as Databricks and HDInsight. You will also learn how to leverage caching to reduce the overall workload on your data tier. We will discuss the notion of polyglot persistence, storing different data in different data stores with the goal of optimizing your overall data architecture, for flexibility and performance.