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Performance Guidance for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines

Updated: February 28, 2014

SQL Server Technical Article

Summary: Developers and IT professionals should be fully knowledgeable about how to optimize the performance of SQL Server workloads running in Azure Infrastructure Services and in more traditional on-premises environments. This article discusses the key factors to consider when evaluating performance and planning a migration to SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines. It also provides certain best practices and techniques for performance tuning and troubleshooting when using SQL Server in Azure Infrastructure Services.

Authors: Silvano Coriani, Jasraj Dange, Ewan Fairweather, Xin Jin, Alexei Khalyako, Sanjay Mishra, Selcin Turkarslan

Technical Reviewers: Mark Russinovich, Brad Calder, Andrew Edwards, Suraj Puri, Flavio Muratore, Hanuma Kodavalla, Madhan Arumugam Ramakrishnan, Naveen Prakash, Robert Dorr, Roger Doherty, Steve Howard, Yorihito Tada, Kun Cheng, Chris Clayton, Igor Pagliai, Shep Sheppard, Tim Wieman, Greg Low, Juergen Thomas, Guy Bowerman, Evgeny Krivosheev

Editor: Beth Inghram

Published: June, 2013

Applies to: SQL Server and Azure

To review the document, please download the Performance Guidance for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines Word document.

If you have any question, contact us at Forums for Azure Virtual Machines.

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