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Planning and Designing Azure Applications

Updated: May 6, 2014

This section contains articles that provide guidance about planning and designing either Azure applications themselves or their provisioning and management.

In This Section

Is Your Application a Good Fit for Azure?
Describes the benefits of the Azure platform and the types of applications that can benefit from being in the cloud, as well as providing an understanding of types of applications that might not be suited to run in the cloud, or that could benefit from a hybrid solution (in which some parts of the application use Azure and others are hosted on premises).

Data Migration to Azure SQL Database: Tools and Techniques
Describes the best approaches to migrating your data to Azure SQL Database.

Capacity Planning for Service Bus Queues and Topics
Describes the difference in queue size limits between Azure queues and Azure Service Bus queues and topics, and how to plan for and implement Service Bus queue and topic features.

Azure Queues and Service Bus Queues - Compared and Contrasted
Compares the features offered by Queues and Microsoft Azure Service Bus queues.

Azure Table Storage and Windows Azure SQL Database - Compared and Contrasted
Compares the features offered by Table Storage and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

Azure Business Continuity Technical Guidance
Provides guidance on the capabilities of the platform and the responsibilities of developers for achieving high availability and disaster recovery.

Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Azure Cloud Services
Advice based on real-world customer implementations of highly scaled services on Azure.

Scaling Applications Using Azure Cloud Services Poster Links
A companion article to Scaling Applications Using Azure Cloud Services Poster.

Failsafe: Guidance for Resilient Cloud Architectures
General guidance for building resilient cloud architectures.

Basic, Standard, and Premium Preview for Azure SQL Database
Provides an overview of the Premium service for SQL Database and makes recommendations on how to determine the best reservation size for a Premium database. In addition, guidance is provided on how to tune your SQL Database application to get the most from the Premium service.

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