Cross-instance point-in-time restore in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Microsoft Azure cloud. Besides built-in management operations, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance enables you to perform some custom management actions such as restoring databases across instances from some point in time in the past using Azure Command line interface. In this post… Read more

Clustered Columnstore Index: Massively Parallel Trickle Insert

A traditional scenario of loading data into CCI is a nightly load from one or more data files containing millions of rows. Recommended technique is to load the data with batchsize >= 102400 as explained https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlserverstorageengine/2014/07/27/clustered-column-store-index-bulk-loading-the-data/. However, we are seeing many scenarios where data source is parallel data stream (i.e. trickle insert) to be loaded… Read more

Create database on Azure SQL Managed Instance using PowerShell

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Microsoft Azure cloud that enables you to work with your databases using standard TSQL or PowerShell. In this post you will see how to create your database using PowerShell. Prerequisites In Azure SQL Managed Instance, you can use PowerShell to create a… Read more

Change size of Azure SQL Managed Instance using PowerShell

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully-managed SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud. With Managed Instance you can easily add/remove cores associated to the instance and change the reserved size of the instance. You can use PowerShell to easily manage size of the instance and automate this process…. Read more

Updating Azure SQL Managed Instance properties using ARM templates

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud. Azure SQL Managed Instance allows you to easily change instance settings such as changing number of cores assigned to the instance, adding more storage, etc. In this post you will see how easily you can automate these operations using ARM… Read more

April 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our April top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions. This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the points hierarchy (in decreasing order of points):… Read more

Creating Azure SQL Managed Instance using ARM templates

Azure API enables you to create Azure SQL Managed Instance using ARM templates. These are JSON objects that contain definition of resources that should be created. You can send these objects to the Azure REST API to automate creation of Azure SQL Managed Instance…. Read more

Meet the Azure SQL Database team at Microsoft Build Conference

Azure SQL Database Engineering team (@azuresqldb) represented by Lindsey Allen,  Joachim Hammer, Ajay Jagannathan, Joe Sack, Shreya Verma, Kevin Farlee, Borko Novakovic, Jakub Szymaszek, Mirek Sztajno, Veljko Vasic, Dhruv Malik, Alain Dormehl will be in full force speaking at several sessions at the Microsoft Build (#MSBuild) conference (Microsoft’s ultimate annual developer event). The conference will… Read more

How Azure SQL Database makes database management easier?

Azure SQL database is a platform as a service SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud and managed by Azure. Azure automates many management activities and enables you to focus on development and optimizations. In addition, it enables you to easily configure some advanced management configurations…. Read more

Azure SQL Database – scalability

Azure SQL Database is a flexible Platform as a service database that can be easily scaled to fit your needs. You can add more compute or storage to satisfy your performance requirements without waiting for new hardware or migrating data to more powerful machines. Azure enables you to change performance characteristics of your database on… Read more