Tag Archives: azure

Introduction of SQL Server on Azure VM (IaaS)

SQL Server on top of a VM running in Azure is yet another example of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). This is just like running SQL Server on a VM in your own data center, the only difference here is you don’t have to own all that hardware and maintain it, all the hardware is owned, hosted & …

What is SQLAzure (Azure SQL Database)

SQLAzure or Azure SQL Database is a database-as-a-service cloud based offering (Microsoft Azure); this offers a fully managed relational Database solution which is highly compatible with current tools to manage SQL Server. This also offers built-in high availability & scalability based on requirements. You don’t have to worry anymore about the infrastructure or the management …

SQL Server data files on Azure | Configure Azure security

Before we even start discussing about this feature we must have an idea about Azure Storage accounts and how the security works in Azure. You can access your Azure storage account linked container because you are the owner, but let’s say you want to share this access (full or Partial) for a blob/container with someone …

SQL Server Data Files in Windows Azure | Part-1

This is a brand new technology which is introduced in SQL Server 2014, having said that believe me this is not something which is new to us – we’ve been using this technology since a long time in our daily life like: Streaming music files through internet or saving all your data on One Drive. …

SQL Tip-10 | SQL Server Database Backup to Cloud (Microsoft Azure)

Backup to URL is not new to SQL 2014, it was first introduced in SQL Server 2012 CU2, but you were allowed to use the URL in query only. Starting with SQL Server 2014 this feature has been totally integrated, now you can specify URL while taking Backup or doing Restore no matter if you are performing the task via Query, Backup\Restore GUI, Powershell cmdlets or using SMO.

Microsoft Cloud OS Roadshow-Gurgaon | 22-Feb-2014

This February MS is organizing Cloud OS Roadshows and I’ve got a chance to be a speaker in Microsoft Cloud OS Roadshow which is happening on 22nd Feb’14 in Gurgaon. I’ll be sharing the stage with two amazing speakers and MVPs: Gaurav Mantri (Microsoft Azure MVP) and Shantanu Kaushik (Windows Expert IT Pro MVP) Join …