Chapter 13. SQL Azure and relational data

This chapter covers

  • Leveraging the power of SQL Server for cloud applications
  • Easy ways of migrating an on-premises database to the cloud
  • Avoiding potholes during migrations

Most applications that work with data today use a relational data model. It’s a model we’re all familiar with, and we know how to manage and develop with it. SQL Server has been with us for many years, and it’s going to be with us as we move into the cloud.

Over the years, SQL Server has matured to meet the different needs of its customers. It started as a spunky departmental server and moved into the desktop space, mobile device space, and the enterprise space. The relational data engine has been the first component to make each ...

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