Database Scaling Done Right!

FullScale 180 folks have a great post on windrows azure blog today. Trent’s post provides great insight into what it takes to building large scale database solutions and how sharding gets simplified with SQL Federations. Want to read more… Here is the link. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/05/24/windows-azure-isv-blog-series-full-scale-180-tackles-database-scaling-with-windows-azure.aspx Enjoy. -cihan


What would you like us to work on next?

10 weeks ago we shipped federations in SQL Azure and it is great to see the momentum grow. This week, I’ll be spending time with our MVPs in Redmond and we have many events like this where we get together with many of you to talk about what you’d like to see us deliver next…


OData and Federations: yes you can… Just ask Maxim

In case you guys have not seen this; Maxim Glukhankov has a new sample on codeplex that shows how to set up OData on top of SQL Azure Federations. Just go under “Source Code” at the top and download! http://odatafederation.codeplex.com/ Not every tool in the world natively understand federations today. OData simplifies life for a…


The New Pricing Model for SQL Azure Explained!

The new pricing model is an amazing improvement over the original model. In 60 seconds here are the 2 major improvements you will notice: #1 – New 100MB Option: Smaller databases has been a big ask. If you do not have a multi-tenant database tier, this may be the way to go given you can…


Fan-out Querying for Federations in SQL Azure (Part 2): Scalable Fan-out Queries with TOP, ORDER BY, DISTINCT and Other Powerful Aggregates, MapReduce Style!

Welcome back. In the previous post: Introduction to Fan-out Querying, we covered the basics and defined the fragments that make up the fan-out query namely the member and summary queries. Fan-out querying refer to querying multiple members. We looked at queries examples in the previous post with member queries with no summary queries, that is…