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Microsoft® Azure™ SQL Database Step by Step by Eric D. Boyd, Leonard G. Lobel

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Chapter 8. Designing and tuning for scalability and high performance

Eric Boyd

When developing applications and systems intended for real use, performance is an important consideration. Today’s users have short attention spans and need immediate results, which means their applications must be responsive and deliver results quickly. Data lies at the core of many systems, and often that data is stored in relational databases like SQL Database. Optimizing data access can often provide significant improvements and benefits to application performance.

In this chapter, you will optimize and tune database performance for Microsoft Azure SQL Database. This includes optimizing execution speed and performance, as well as reliability. To demonstrate these ...

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