SQL Server Escalation Services
There is some great learning opportunities for Windows Azure SQL Database. I decided to collect some of my favorites and includes them on my LINKS posting.
CSS SQL Azure Diagnostics tool released
--Web Portal tool to display historical query performance stats from SQL Database
SQL Azure CAT team article on loading data into SQL Azure
-- Other AzureCAT content can be found on: Windows Azure Customer Advisory Team
Gaining Performance Insight into Windows Azure SQL Database
--Wayne Walter Berry posting on displaying SQL Database Query plans
Improving Your I/O Performance
--Wayne Walter Berry posing on Query plans and covering indexes
Introducing sys.database_connection_stats for Troubleshooting Windows Azure SQL Database
--Yes, another Wayne favorite of mine.
SQL Database Wait Events
--I follow all of Thomas Larock BLOG postings. He's writing style is easy to read and informative.
MSDN White Papers
Windows Azure SQL Database and SQL Server -- Performance and Scalability Compared and Contrasted
--On my “must read” list of Conor Cunningham papers.
Windows Azure SQL Database Connection Management
--Another “must read” by Selcin Turkarslan and Srini Acharya. This coverings throttling and reconnects is great detail.
Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services
--Another great article providing best practice insight into scaling out Windows Azure and SQL Database. If you’re just using SQL Database, skip down to the SQL Database section, it alone is a great technical overview of SQL Database