Deciphering Performance levels and DTUs for a single Azure SQL DB

  I was asked by a higher education customer in the southwest to explain the various Azure SQL Database tiers and levels, what DTUs are, how long does it take to move performance levels, and what type of outage occurs when using a single database Azure SQL DB?  They had a single 210GB on premises…

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How should I compare Azure SQL Database (PaaS) to SQL Server running on a Azure VM (IaaS)?

Azure SQL database is a fast growing service with several features being added each month hence its challenging to capture the latest comparison set however this blog is an effort to categorize various aspects and draw comparison between Azure SQL Database (PaaS) to SQL Server running on an Azure VM (IaaS). For more comprehensive and…

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What features are not supported in Azure SQL Database?

Azure SQL database is a fast growing service with several features being added each month hence its challenging to capture the latest however this blog is an effort to enlist features that are partially supported or not fully supported. For more comprehensive and latest information please refer to Azure SQL DB documentation. Architecture differences: Unlike…

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What should I know when setting up my Azure SQL Database (PaaS)?

This article is a consolidation of useful tips while setting up your own Azure SQL Database and covers covers single-instance Azure SQL DBs (Elastic pools require separate design considerations beyond the scope of this article). Creating your new Database Spinning a new SQL DB is essentially a 4 step process and can be done via…

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