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© 2012

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure

SQL Server in the Cloud

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 1-22
  3. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 23-43
  4. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 45-66
  5. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 67-98
  6. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 99-123
  7. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 125-142
  8. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 143-164
  9. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 165-181
  10. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 183-206
  11. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 207-218
  12. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 219-240
  13. Scott Klein, Herve Roggero
    Pages 241-255
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 257-290

About this book

Introduction

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime.

SQL Azure is ideally suited for startups, who can benefit from instant access to a robust and secure web-accessible database platform for use in rapidly deploying new products to market. SQL Azure is also ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, giving them the same ability to deploy SQL Server as any large enterprise, but without the management overhead. Even large enterprises find SQL Azure useful in creating failover environments, development environments, extra capacity to handle surges in demand, and more.

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure covers the very latest in Microsoft’s fast-moving, cloud platform, showing how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from ASP.NET, from WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll learn to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. You’ll learn the unique aspects of SQL Azure such as sharding and federation support that combine to place SQL Azure a step above and ahead of the competiton.

  • Shows how to use SQL Azure from classic Windows applications, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation
  • Covers management, performance, scalability, and troubleshooting
  • Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data
  • Helps you properly design for high-performance in a cloud environment
  • Helps you adopt the new Federations feature in SQL Azure

About the authors

Scott Klein is a Microsoft SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional" and independent consultant specializing in SQL Server performance and business intelligence. Scott is the author of several books, including Professional SQL Server 2005 XML, Professional LINQ, and Pro ADO.NET 4.0 Entity Framework. He was a contributing author to Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation, as well as to the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible. Scott has written many articles for the SQL Server Standard magazine. He holds the MCDBA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications. He is heavily involved in the south Florida community, running two SQL Server user groups and the South Florida SQL Saturday events. Scott also speaks frequently at user groups across south Florida. Scott has nearly 20 years working with SQL Server and consulting in small to enterprise-size environments.

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