March 2014 Entries

Azure SQL Database = Long-Term Storage?

Here is an interesting concept that I would like to share. I always looked at Azure SQL Database (the Microsoft PaaS relational database engine) as a first in class database server; and of course it is. But when you compare SQL Server to Azure SQL Database, it becomes quickly evident that SQL Server has more features, performs better, and has fewer limitations. And it makes total sense: SQL Server is a full-blown, configurable database platform, while Azure SQL Database is a limited version of SQL ......