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Windows Azure SQL Database Concepts

The topics in this section describe what Microsoft Windows Azure SQL Database is and how it works.

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Windows Azure SQL Database Overview

Provides an overview of SQL Database and describes some ways in which it is different from SQL Server.

Windows Azure SQL Database Data Access

Describes a couple general examples of how your database application can access data in SQL Database.

Windows Azure SQL Database Architecture

Describes four distinct layers of abstraction in SQL Database that work together to provide a relational database for your application.

Windows Azure SQL Database Provisioning Model

Describes the process that prepares and configures the required hardware and software for your SQL Database subscription.

Scaling Out Windows Azure SQL Databases

Introduces self-sharding and federations concepts for scaling out SQL Database.

Resource Management in Windows Azure SQL Database

Describes resource management in SQL Database including concepts like Engine Throttling, Resource Governance, and Resource Limits.

Accounts and Billing in Windows Azure SQL Database

Describes the SQL Database editions and billing details.

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