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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Chapter 4. Managing Azure SQL Databases with PowerShell

In Chapter 2, Managing Azure Storage with PowerShell, we explored Azure Table storage that allows us to store non-relational data entities. While table storage is useful to store records with no related data, many enterprise applications require much more complex data storage. SQL databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database, provide complex data storage structures required by these applications.

Microsoft Azure SQL Databases provide most of the functionality of an instance of Microsoft SQL Server using the same syntax (T-SQL) and methodologies. While there are a few key limitations (refer to the references at the end of this section), Azure SQL Databases provide ...

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