Microsoft SQL Azure – Microsoft Takes SQL Databases to the Clouds

A new Microsoft SQL technology has just reached the market on January 1, 2010. Or maybe it would be better to say that Microsoft recycled technology only crashed into the market. Azure services are Microsoft's most significant steps to cloud computing. 

It functions as a complete platform in the cloud with computing, storage, and individual system binders to integrated networks that can balance load processing or sharing resources. You can hire a proficient Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) who can help you to design and execute the cloud solution that works best for your organization.

What is SQL Azure?

The most part related to this review is how Azure is related to SQL. Microsoft used to call this service SQL Server data service and then SQL services before recently changing it to SQL Azure. The name change only represents another step in the same direction as SQL Server has been led with cloud computing.

HA/DR options with SQL Server in Azure and hybrid

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SQL Azure provides data storage "in Cloud," like Amazon S3 and many Google Apps. One big advantage for SQL Azure is that the relational query can be made to data stored in the Cloud, regardless of whether they are structured, semi-structured or unstructured documents. In addition to making a data query, users can also search, analyze, or synchronize with SQL data stored by Azure.

After your information is uploaded to SQL Azure, the application can make the query directly into the data in the cloud via the internet. It works for local or cloud-based applications (such as applications running in the computing section of the Microsoft Azure service). While and synchronization must be smooth between local SQL servers and SQL Azure databases. Microsoft also guarantees high tolerance of mistakes by keeping several copies of your data available.