October 2009 Entries

SQL Azure - Getting Started

I started to look into SQL Azure, the database cloud computing initiative from Microsoft, and I was completely blown away. Microsoft is providing an interesting option that strikes an interesting balance between a plain-old RDBMS implementation and a scalable platform. By definition, relational databases have difficulty scaling due to the many features and constraints that make them popular. However, SQL Azure removes some of those features in order to provide a more scalable SQL Server, while keeping ......