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4. Azure SQL Databases

Rob Reagan
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
For nearly 30 years, SQL Server has been Microsoft’s premier relational database management system (RDBMS) offering. There have been various versions released that target different scenarios. SQL Server is capable of handling the data storage needs from lightly trafficked blogs all the way to airline reservation systems. It’s also been a favorite for developers writing web apps using a Microsoft stack.
Back in the old days (meaning before 2010), setting up SQL Server as the data store for a highly available and scalable web site was no small undertaking. You had to do fun things such as ...

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