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Microsoft Azure SQL Database Data Compression

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Data Compression

Back in March there was an announcement that data compression was available for Microsoft Azure SQL Database (MASD). This was met with much rejoicing. You can read more about the announcement here. Oh, wait…that’s right…Microsoft pulled the announcement back for some reason. Three months later, and I still don’t see an announcement regarding data compression.(…)

Choosing The Cloud Solution Provider That’s Right For You

Choosing The Cloud Solution Provider That’s Right For You

It’s hard to talk architecture these days without a mention of the Cloud finding it’s way into the conversation. Everyone wants to know “is the Cloud right for me?” Unfortunately a lot of people have no idea what “cloud” truly means. Do some digging on what “cloud” means and you will find a lot of information. You(…)

HOW TO: ALTER TABLE in Windows Azure SQL Database Without Filling Up Your Transaction Log

HOW TO: ALTER TABLE in Windows Azure SQL Database Without Filling Up Your Transaction Log

One of the things I love most about Windows Azure SQL Database (WASD) is that you don’t have many options when it comes to performance tuning. WASD makes you focus on code and design in order to maximize performance. I would estimate that 98% of all performance issues are due to sub-optimal code and database design(…)

Why Windows Azure SQL Database May Be Right For You

Why Windows Azure SQL Database May Be Right For You

Grande. Bold. No room. It’s my standard order when at Starbucks. Despite there being thousands of ways to have my coffee prepared I prefer the simplest. It’s probably why I enjoy working with Windows Azure SQL Database (WASD) so much. The number of configuration options we have with WASD is limited. By limiting the options(…)

Top 7 Things You Want To Do In Windows Azure SQL Database, But Can’t

Top 7 Things You Want To Do In Windows Azure SQL Database, But Can’t

I’m a huge fan of Windows Azure SQL Database (WASD), I really am. I know there are other fans out there as well. With each passing day we help transport more of the old-school DBAs into the 21st century by showing them what Azure has to offer. Unfortunately there are always a few folks that(…)

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