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Windows Azure Platform by Tony Guidici, Tejaswi Redkar

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C H A P T E R  10

SQL Azure

SQL Azure is Microsoft's relational database service in the cloud. In this chapter, we will cover SQL Azure in depth, starting with a look at how SQL Azure was architected, then leading into a discussion of what features are supported and what the limitations are. We'll discuss the different means of connecting to SQL Azure, and the impact of the distance between your application and SQL Azure. Then, we'll cover how to develop Windows Azure applications for SQL Azure, as well as some techniques for achieving efficient use of SQL Azure, and standard practices for database migration. Finally, we will briefly touch on two new technologies: SQL Azure Reporting and SQL Azure Data Sync. Throughout the chapter, we will ...

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