Wednesday, 7 August 2019

How to Improve Your SQL Experience with Azure?



In present times, there is an overwhelming amount of data getting generated from different platforms. This leads to peer pressure on organizations of managing cots, optimizing performance and using data from competitive advantages as they look forward to the cloud solutions to deal with this pressure.

Microsoft's Azure is attracting multiple companies as it offers a wide variety of benefits to your databases. Organizations can consider upgrading to Azure SQL for various reasons. One such reason is to upgrade all your out-of-date or unsupported database solutions.

One such example is the end of extended support for SQL Server 2008. Multiple organizations are implementing a strategic imperative to future-proof their enterprises by cloud solutions implementation across the organization. No matter what motivates how your enterprise explores Azure SQL as a database solution, your experience is going to be largely improved when you begin implementing Azure SQL.

In this article, we will be looking at some of the simple ways of using Azure SQL for transforming your organization's SQL experience.

Easy Administration and Simple Setup


The very first way of Azure improving the SQL experience lies within its simplicity. Azure is well known for that physical versions of SQL server which can rather be difficult to administer. All the members of the IT team are specially trained to understand the nuance of deployment and management of the SQL server solution. This includes time-consuming tasks such as database apportion and working across physical systems in the network. With the help of Azure, these critical features are pre-loaded and help you to cut through the hindrance by simply processing your database management.

Azure SQL is not only easy to deploy but it is also easy to migrate data from previous instances of SQL. For instance - SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 does not require application code changes which result in no-migration downtime. Such seamless transition makes the Azure platform more appealing to organizations across various industries.



Cost Optimization


Despite providing too many advanced capabilities, Azure SQL is very much cost-effective. When designing Azure SQL, Microsoft had made it a priority to build an attractive platform for small and large businesses. Keeping this motto in mind, they implemented a scaling price-based model where the applications are very easy to migrate and scale up with Azure SQL because of the Microsoft providing a high federated infrastructure with the help of Azure Active Directory.

Due to this, moving to Azure SQL is easier and cost-friendly without any hidden costs. With the automatic upgrades feature, moving to Azure helps you to keep your database simple and up-to-date. By cutting out the extra expenditure to perform these upgrades, the organization can save time and work more effectively.

All-time Availability


Azure SQL offers some advanced levels of availability which SQL server has to struggle to match. The first way Azure SQL accomplishes such an all-time availability is by replication. On an automated basis, Azure SQL replicates each database twice on two various nodes which allows you to scarcely experience any downtime or data loss.

Addition to this, SQL Server needs a manual implementation of the database mirroring and failover clustering. To do so, it requires more efforts from IT teams which are already stretched out to provide an opportunity for detecting errors.

Consistent Reliability


One of the most famous features of Azure SQL is to enable better reliability through continuity. Azure SQL will automatically back up your database and transaction logs to avoid any data loss or error and hence provides an easy way for your organization to restore their database. It also prevents data loss through geo-redundancy where Microsoft's cloud is hosted in remote locations. This keeps your data safe from the events such as natural disasters that can destroy or temporarily take down the traditional data center of your enterprise.

The advanced continuity of Azure SQL simplifies the back-up process and allows your IT teams to restore its database at any point in time. This process allows for easy data restoration by harnessing the power of replication and continuity. Henceforth, you can truly rely on Azure SQL for the databases of your organization.

Wrap Up


Organizations that migrate their databases to Microsoft's Azure SQL by considering a number of benefits provided by it. Azure SQL provides a wide user-friendly and cloud-based database which is more cost-effective for many enterprises to upgrade it. Henceforth, Azure SQL is ensuring that your organization is ready for the future of the cloud and the data stored within it. Till then - Keep Learning!

Author Bio:


Kibo Hutchinson working as a Technology Analyst at Tatvasoft UK. She has a keen interest in learning latest practices in the development so she is spending her most of the time on the Internet navigating the unique topics and technology trends. That’s why she is actively contributing to development, design and latest technologies topics.

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