Pro SQL Data Services is your single source of
information to get started developing applications against the
database of Microsoftâ??s new cloud-based Azure Services Platform.
SQL Data Services rests upon the solid foundation of SQL Server
2008, exposing most of the SQL Server functionality and features
that you already know how to use. But having your database in the
cloud does require some new ways of thinking about your data and
how it is managed.
In Pro SQL Data Services, author David Robinson covers
everything you need to move your database to the cloud. Youâ??ll
learn about the Azure Services Platform, its advantages, and when
it is best used. Youâ??ll read about the mechanics of subscribing
to the platform, of provisioning your first server, and of
connecting your applications to your database. Perhaps most
important, David walks you through important design considerations
when working in the cloud. Where will your application code live?
Do you choose a code near or code far model? What about performance
problems and troubleshooting? David covers all these topics and
more, putting you in the best possible position to take full
advantage of the power and flexibility inherent in SQL Data
Servicesâ?? cloud-based architecture.
- Covers all you need to deploy your SQL Server database to the
- Helps you make important design and scalability decisions
- Contains comprehensive, authoritative content, as it was
written by a Microsoft senior program manager on the SQL Data
What you''ll learn
- Deploy and manage SQL Data Services databases in the cloud
within Microsoftâ??s Azure Services Platform.
- React quickly and nimbly to changes in user demand and your
- Access your data using industry-standard tools and
- Promote scalability through techniques such as sharding and
- Troubleshoot and solve performance problems.
Who is this book for?
Pro SQL Data Services is written for developers and
database administrators using the Azure Services Platform who need
a reliable and scalable database service. The book shows how to
deploy databases into the cloud and how to take advantage of the
almost instantaneous scalability provided by Microsoft SQL Data
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