Pricing and Billing Model for Federations in SQL Azure Explained!

Note: the article has been updated with the new pricing model that went into effect in Feb 2012. Now that Federations is live in production, lets talk about how the billing model works for federations. Good news is the model is very simple; With federations, every member can be considered a regular SQL Azure database….


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…