Azure SQL Revealed: A Guide to the Cloud for SQL Server Professionals
Access detailed content and examples on Azure SQL, a set of cloud services that allows for SQL Server to be deployed in the cloud. This book teaches the fundamentals of deployment, configuration, security, performance, and availability of Azure SQL from the perspective of these same tasks and capabilities in SQL Server. This distinct approach makes this book an ideal learning platform for readers familiar with SQL Server on-premises who want to migrate their skills toward providing cloud solutions to an enterprise market that is increasingly cloud-focused. If you know SQL Server, you will love this book. You will be able to take your existing knowledge of SQL Server and translate that knowledge into the world of cloud services from the Microsoft Azure platform, and in particular into Azure SQL. This book provides information never seen before about the history and architecture of Azure SQL. Author Bob Ward is a leading expert with access to and support from the Microsoft engineering team that built Azure SQL and related database cloud services. He presents powerful, behind-the-scenes insights into the workings of one of the most popular database cloud services in the industry. What You Will LearnKnow the history of Azure SQLDeploy, configure, and connect to Azure SQLChoose the correct way to deploy SQL Server in AzureMigrate existing SQL Server instances to Azure SQLMonitor and tune Azure SQL's performance to meet your needsEnsure your data and application are highly availableSecure your data from attack and theftWho This Book Is ForThis book is designed to teach SQL Server in the Azure cloud to the SQL Server professional. Anyone who operates, manages, or develops applications for SQL Server will benefit from this book. Readers will be able to translate their current knowledge of SQL Server--especially of SQL Server 2019--directly to Azure. This book is ideal for database professionals looking to remain relevant as their customer base moves into the cloud.
Bob Ward is a principal architect for the Microsoft Azure Data Server team, which owns the development for all SQL Server versions. He has worked for Microsoft for more than 27 years on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2019, including Azure SQL. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server, often presenting talks on new releases, internals, and performance at events such as PASS Summit, Red Hat Summit, Microsoft //build, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, Microsoft Inspire, and Microsoft Ignite. You can follow him at @bobwardms and linkedin.com/in/bobwardms. Bob is the author of the Apress books Pro SQL Server on Linux and SQL Server 2019 Revealed.