With Azure Data Studio turning 3, it is maturing quite well.

Azure Data Studio is a game-changer for all Data Professionals.

Join Warwick Rudd as he shows you what Azure Data Studio has for Data Professionals and why it makes it easier for you to do your job.

Running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines provides a suite of free manageability capabilities that are available only on Azure, and which make it easier to run in a cost-effective, secured, and optimized manner.

As a SQL Server customer, you can migrate your SQL workloads to SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines while making the most of your current SQL Server license investments and benefit from the manageability benefits that SQL Server virtual machines offer today.

In this episode with Amit Banerjee, learn why running SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine provides the best lift-and-shift experience for workloads where OS-level access is required.

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy because they protect your data from corruption or deletion.

In this episode of Data Exposed with Uros Milanovic, he’ll share the two types of backups for restoring databases for Azure SQL customers, why database backups are important, how backups are kept, what options customers have, and much more.

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Learn the differences between the Basic, Standard, and Premium tiers of Azure SQL Single Database.

Provisioning is one component of maximizing the value of your deployment – licensing is another.

In this video with Matt Gordon, take a walk through the differences between licensing by DTU and by vCore and talk about what may be right for you and your needs.

In the second part of this two-part series, Hamish Watson shows us how to use infrastructure as code to deploy an Azure Kubernetes systems cluster.

To learn about the many ways to deploy an Azure SQL database, watch part one: https://youtu.be/T05C-ro1_W0?WT.mc_id=dataexposed-c9-niner

Video Content:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:55 Demo: Deploying Azure Kubernetes systems cluster
  • 7:50 Get started on Azure

Capacity planning plays a critical role in migrating an existing application or designing a new one. In the final part of this three-part series with Silvano Coriani, we’ll review various Azure SQL capacity planning scenarios, as well as review best practices and recommendations on what to use when. 

Time index:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:26 Greenfield development scenario
  • 5:42 Existing applications on-prem or other clouds scenario
  • 7:42 On-prem demo
  • 12:01 Changes in existing Azure SQL DB apps scenario

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In this episode of Data Exposed with Vladimir Ivanovic, he announces a set of major performance improvements for Azure SQL Managed Instances, which enable customers to migrate their more performance-hungry database workloads to Azure SQL Managed Instance.

These improvements are automatically enabled for all existing and future Azure SQL Managed Instances at no extra charge, making Azure SQL Managed Instance the best fully-managed database platform for mission-critical workloads.

Time stamps:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:58 Azure SQL Managed Instance Performance Improvements
  • 1:45 Improved log rate for SQL MI General Purpose
  • 2:40 Improved log rate for SQL MI Business Critical
  • 3:55 Pricing
  • 4:30 Opportunities
  • 5:22 Improvements are available now!

Resources:

  • Azure SQL Managed Instance Resource Limits: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/managed-instance/resource-limits?WT.mc_id=dataexposed-c9-niner
  • Service Tier Characteristics: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/managed-instance/resource-limits#service-tier-characteristics