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Windows Azure SQL Database for DBAs

By Herve Roggero

Microsoft entered the cloud-computing space a few years ago with the vision to provide organizations a set of services they could use to build applications faster, with reduced maintenance requirements and with as much transparent scalability and availability as possible. As part of this vision, Microsoft created Windows Azure SQL Database (or SQL Database for short), a relational database service for the cloud, which delivers configuration-free high availability and scalability at a reasonable cost.

Although you can easily install and configure a full instance of SQL Server on ...

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