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

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Chapter 10. Building cloud solutions

Leonard Lobel

At the very beginning of this book, back in Chapter 1, we introduced you to the concept of cloud computing. We began by describing the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) acronyms. We also explained that Microsoft Azure SQL Database in particular, is delivered as a platform—that is, it is a PaaS offering. With each successive chapter, you then explored different focus areas of the SQL Database platform. And now that you have arrived at the last chapter of the book, we present you with an end-to-end treatment for building a cloud solution on top of SQL Database. By “end-to-end,” we mean a stack of layered components, where each layer ...

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