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September 19, 2017

While Azure's web portal is quite sophisticated and streamlined, nothing beats the efficiency  of powershell.  Building off of my previous posts, I'm going to provide a few powershell commands to login and create a new Azure SQL Database.

The first step allows you...

July 10, 2017

One of the great things about Azure is that backups are automated as part of the service.  Azure for SQL touts a 12 hour RTO and a 5 minute RPO for backups that are considered "in-region". 

The backup schedule is as follows:

Full: Weekly

Differential: Hourly

Transacti...

June 27, 2017

 If only I could upload my brain to the cloud. BaaS anyone?

What is Database as a Service (DaaS)?

Azure SQL Database is Microsoft's version of DaaS.

DaaS is a cloud service in which the service provider manages the operating system and database software. In addition to th...

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My name is Aamir Syed and I run SQLEvo. I optimize the speed, efficiency, and stability of SQL Server.  When not working I like to lift weights, play music, and travel with my wife.

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