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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud by Joseph D’Antoni, Denny Cherry, Stacia Varga

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Chapter 9. Introducing Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Cloud computing democratizes many technology infrastructure paradigms that once were available only to the largest of enterprises. In the past, options like multiple site disaster recovery or massively parallel computing data-warehouse appliances were beyond the reach of many smaller organizations. In the same way that Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) allows organizations to take advantage of multiple data centers without maintaining the requisite infrastructure themselves, Azure SQL Data Warehouse brings the power of Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS) to the cloud and makes this massively parallel computing platform more accessible to organizations of all sizes. Whether you manage ...

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