SQL Server: Understanding and Using Azure SQL Database

by Tim Radney

Azure SQL Database is finally on a par with on-premises SQL Server! This course describes and demonstrates using Azure SQL Database and its features as well as migration strategies for migrating existing SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database.

What you'll learn

Have you been wondering what Azure SQL Database is and what it means for you as a production DBA? Azure SQL Database has become an Enterprise-worthy database platform that provides relational database-as-a-service. In this course, SQL Server: Understanding and Using Azure SQL Database, you'll learn the fundamentals of Azure SQL Database from a DBA perspective. First, you'll learn what Azure SQL Database is at a high level and then dive straight into the numerous features, many of which were finally introduced in the box version of SQL Server 2016. Next, you'll explore some of the unsupported features to show the differences between the on-premises SQL Server product and Azure SQL Database. Then you'll learn about the various pricing structures as well as different methods for migrating on-premises data to Azure SQL Database. Finally, you'll dig into the methods for monitoring and troubleshooting performance in Azure SQL Database. After watching this course, you should have a solid understanding of Azure SQL database and its many features and capabilities.

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About the author

Tim is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He has worked with SQL server for the past 15 years, in a variety of roles including DBA, Lead DBA, and multi-department manager, which have given him extensive experience planning and implementing large-scale environment changes and upgrades. Tim is a SQL Server MVP and has a whole collection of Microsoft and other industry certifications. His experience includes HA/DR, virtualization, SSIS, SSRS, and performance tuning, among everything else SQL S... more

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