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Learning Microsoft Azure Storage

By : Mohamed Waly
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Learning Microsoft Azure Storage

By: Mohamed Waly

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure Storage is the bedrock of Microsoft's core storage solution offering in Azure. No matter what solution you are building for the cloud, you'll find a compelling use for Azure Storage. This book will help you get up-to-speed quickly on Microsoft Azure Storage by teaching you how to use the different storage services. You will be able to leverage secure design patterns based on real-world scenarios and develop a strong storage foundation for Azure virtual machines. You will start this book with an introduction to Microsoft Azure storage and how it can be used to build large-scale, real-world applications using Azure storage services such as blob, table, queue, and file. This book will also teach you about the different types of Azure Storage. You will then find out the best practices for designing your Azure VM storage, whether it is Windows based or Linux based and how to migrate your storage in different scenarios. You will learn also how to plan and implement your SQL database solution on Azure, and how to build your SQL database in different service models (IaaS/PaaS). Moreover, you will also learn best practices for dealing with Azure Backup, the role of Azure Site Recovery, and the solutions they offer in different scenarios. Finally, you will use StorSimple to unlock the maximum value from all of your data, and some tools that will help you manage your storage on-and off-premise (Azure), such as AzCopy and Storage Explorer. Monitoring your storage in no laughing matter, so you will learn to monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot it.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Implementing Azure SQL Databases

In this chapter, we will go through one of the hottest topics, especially for database administrators (DBAs): Azure SQL Database. This chapter will be kicked off by an introduction to Azure SQL Database and why you should use this service, then the service tiers and performance level, which will be followed by some demonstrations of the Azure portal regarding how to create and restore Azure SQL Database. Finally, all the manual tasks we carry out in this chapter will be automated.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An introduction to Azure SQL Database
  • Why Azure SQL Database?
  • Service tiers
  • Creating an Azure SQL Database
  • Connecting to Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Database business continuity
  • Automating your common tasks with Azure SQL Database