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Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure: SQL Server in the Cloud, Second Edition by Herve Roggero, Scott Klein

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CHAPTER 2

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Design Considerations

In order to use cloud computing with the Azure platform for more than simple hosting, you must explore the vast array of options available for designing solutions. In addition to understanding the design options presented in this chapter, you need a strong grasp of cloud computing’s current shortcomings, which may affect your design choices.

Design Factors

Before reviewing various design patterns, let’s start with some opportunities and limitations that impact your design choices. Keep in mind that although this book focuses primarily on SQL Database, many of the concepts in this chapter apply to Azure development ...

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