Azure SQL

  • What is the Azure SQL Database service?

    What is the Azure SQL Database service?

    SQL Database is a general-purpose relational database service in Microsoft Azure that supports structures such as relational data, JSON, spatial, and XML. It delivers dynamically scalable performance and provides options such as columnstore indexes for extreme analytic analysis and reporting, and in-memory OLTP for extreme transactional processing. Microsoft handles all patching and updating of the SQL code base seamlessly and abstracts away all management of the underlying infrastructure.

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  • How to Create an Azure SQL database in the Azure portal

    How to Create an Azure SQL database in the Azure portal

    This quick start tutorial walks through how to create a SQL database in Azure. Azure SQL Database is a “Database-as-a-Service” offering that enables you to run and scale highly available SQL Server databases in the cloud. This quick start shows you how to get started by creating a SQL database using the Azure portal.

    If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

    Log in to the Azure portal.

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  • What to do in the event of an Azure service disruption that impacts Azure Cloud Services?

    What to do in the event of an Azure service disruption that impacts Azure Cloud Services?

    At Microsoft, we work hard to make sure that our services are always available to you when you need them. Forces beyond our control sometimes impact us in ways that cause unplanned service disruptions.

    Microsoft provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for its services as a commitment for uptime and connectivity. The SLA for individual Azure services can be found at Azure Service Level Agreements.

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  • How to Create a standalone Azure Automation account?

    How to Create a standalone Azure Automation account?

    This topic shows you how to create an Automation account from the Azure portal if you want to evaluate and learn Azure Automation without including the additional management solutions or integration with OMS Log Analytics to provide advanced monitoring of runbook jobs. You can add those management solutions or integrate with Log Analytics at any point in the future. With the Automation account, you are able to authenticate runbooks managing resources in either Azure Resource Manager or Azure classic deployment.

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