Tag Archives: SQL Azure

Starting with Azure

I’ve been meaning to do this, and I finally had the chance recently to start working with Azure. Red Gate is investing in cloud tools, and more development tools, so it’s something I need to work on. I went to … Continue reading

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The Platform Problem

I really like the idea of Azure providing a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for applications to be built on. As I’ve evolved in my career, I’ve learned I prefer not to manage individual machines or deal with the complexities of configuring anything … Continue reading

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An Azure Outage

There was a Windows Azure outage on Feb 29, which resulted in the management service being down for about 8 hours. The actual virtual machines that most customers had were unaffected, but the ability to perform management functions was down for … Continue reading

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Azure is Down

I saw a note about an outage on Windows Azure, apparently one that’s been going on for seven hours. Once again it seems that February 29 has struck again with a computer issue, and it makes me worry that if … Continue reading

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NewSQL Can Save the World

Michael Stonebraker, a database pioneer and researcher, recently said that Facebook’s implementation of MySQL was “a fate worse than death,” and they ought to rewrite their entire infrastructure. I think that analogy is a bit extreme. That statement also shows me … Continue reading

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A SQL Azure Customer

Not me, though I’m not necessarily against Azure in principle. I had a friend ask me for a SQL Server hosting provider the other day, saying they had built a web front end, and had a web host, but were … Continue reading

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Real World SQL Azure

Worthy of an editorial, but this is a pretty good use-case for why SQL Azure might make sense. This is a business where clients pay by the use of software there needs to be distributed data center access there’s a … Continue reading

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The Cloud is Nothing Special

This week Steve talks about cloud computing, and the fact that a lot of what the cloud does is no big deal. But it can be helpful to IT professionals. Continue reading

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The DBA Financial Analyst

Will DBAs need to perform more complex financial analysis of the options they consider when building and tuning software systems? Steve Jones thinks it might be a skill needed in cloud computing. Continue reading

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