Great New Whitepaper on SQL Azure and Sharding

Just out… This whitepaper summarizes the sharding technique and highlights the new application modeling best practices for best scalability and economics. Most importantly it focuses on how you can build sharded applications today on SQL Azure. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/sharding-with-sql-azure.aspx Happy reading…


Apps that will love SQL Azure Federations? Here are a few…

In previous posts I talked about scaling options and techniques and introduced the concepts for SQL Azure federations. Let’s solidify the concepts with a few sample scenarios that showcase federations. Don’t expect an exhaustive list… I am sure you all can come up with many other examples of how to use SQL Azure federations. Sharding…