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What is Azure SQL Database?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 11:32 am

Azure SQL Database is a NoSQL database that provides scalable, reliable, and fast access to data. It offers the flexibility to run your app on-premises or in the cloud, and the scalability to handle large amounts of data.

Azure SQL Database also offers the features you need to power your next big app.

PRO TIP: Azure SQL Database is a managed cloud database service from Microsoft. It is based on the latest stable version of Microsoft SQL Server and offers a “pay-as-you-go” model.

While Azure SQL Database is a great service, it is important to be aware of the following potential risks:

1. Security risks: as with any cloud-based service, there is always a potential for security breaches. Be sure to carefully evaluate the security features of Azure SQL Database before using it for sensitive data.

2. Data loss: although Azure SQL Database offers built-in backup and disaster recovery features, there is always a possibility that data could be lost due to human error or technical issues. Be sure to have a robust backup and disaster recovery plan in place before using Azure SQL Database.

3. Service interruptions: like any cloud-based service, Azure SQL Database is subject to potential service interruptions. Be sure to have a contingency plan in place in case of an interruption in service.

Azure SQL Database is built on the Microsoft SQL Server platform, and it provides the same reliability, performance, and manageability that you have come to expect from SQL Server. It also offers the features you need to power your next big app, such as support for stored procedures, transactions, and data integration.

Azure SQL Database is a great choice for businesses that need a scalable, reliable, and fast database. It is also a great choice for developers who need the features and scalability of a SQL database, but don’t need the overhead of a traditional SQL server.

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