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Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5 Expert Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Working with SQL Azure

SQL Azure adds relational databases to the Windows Azure platform. It is essentially an SQL Server running on Azure servers. Microsoft keeps the management of the SQL Server to themselves at the physical level. SQL Azure helps in provisioning and deploying relational database solutions to the cloud with the automatic benefit of scalability, availability, security, replication, and so on. This brings all the benefits of cloud computing to SQL Server.

SQL Azure supports the SQL relational database model in contrast to Table storage, which provides a NoSQL-styled database. SQL Azure is highly available. With high availability, it means it is fault tolerant, replicated, and has an automatic failover. This means when data is written ...

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