Guide to Microsoft SQL Server on Azure

Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most widely used databases. It can handle hundreds of gigabytes or terabytes of data for mission-critical applications. Because of the sheer complexity and demanding I/O needed, it is typically very difficult to migrate SQL workloads to the cloud without significant thought and preparation.

This guide looks at how to run SQL Server workloads on Azure while getting the performance your most demanding workloads need.

It covers:

  • How to successfully run SQL Server on Azure
  • How to get faster than on-prem performance for SQL Server on Azure
  • How to use enterprise data services – thin provisioning, data reduction, snapshots – to run SQL Server cost-efficiently in the cloud

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