The Database as a Service in cloud computing service models, delivers relational databases for applications and websites without worrying about its infrastructure and middleware layer. Developers or application owners are only required to create their databases in a self-service manner. This reduces the delivery time drastically and allows organizations to focus more on applications.
Windows Azure Pack supports a variety of databases servers and versions including Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL in an integrated and self-service manner. With a little more effort, almost every database supported on Hyper-V can be delivered.
In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics: