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Technical Articles for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines

Updated: June 11, 2015

This section contains valuable articles based on the real world experience of Microsoft engineers and customers who are developing solutions using SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines.


Article Description

Understanding Azure SQL Database and SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft Azure provides you two options when hosting your SQL Server-based data: Azure SQL Database and SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machine. This article first looks at how each option fits into the big picture in Microsoft’s Data Platform, and then moves on to deeper discussions based on the business requirements that motivate your choice.

Application Patterns and Development Strategies for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines

You can develop many types of n-tier applications by separating the components of the different application tiers on different machines as well as in separate components. This article explains different application patterns to use for your SQL Server based applications in Azure environment. In addition, the article discusses Azure specific development strategies so that you can design your applications correctly.

This article describes and walks you through the creation of a multi-server deployment of SQL Server Business Intelligence features, in an Azure Virtual Machines environment. The document focuses on the use of Windows PowerShell scripts for each step of the configuration and deployment process.

Migrating to SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine

This article provides information on how to migrate an existing on-premises SQL Server database built on Windows Server to SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines.

Performance Best Practices for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines

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.

Use Azure Premium Storage with SQL Server on Virtual Machines

This article describes how to deploy or migrate your SQL Server Azure Virtual Machines to use Premium Storage. Azure Premium Storage is the next generation of storage that provides low latency and high throughput IO. It works best for key IO intensive workloads, such as SQL Server on IaaS Virtual Machines.

Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment

This paper describes best practices for security, networking, and component architecture for building a hybrid business intelligence (BI) environment by using a combination of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and on-premises data sources.

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