Getting a SQL Server instance
- Install a local SQL Server instance (Express or Developer edition) on our development machine
- Set up a SQL database (and/or server) on Azure using one of the several options available on that platform
The former option embodies the classic, cloudless approach that software and web developers have been using since the dawn of time: a local instance is easy to pull off and will provide everything we’re going to need in development and production environments... as long as we don’t care about data redundancy, heavy infrastructure load and possible performance impacts (in the case of high-traffic websites), scaling, and other bottlenecks due to the fact that our server is a single physical entity.
In Azure, things work in a different way: putting our DBMS...