I thought being an Azure Data/Database blogger I would share some amazing content from Microsoft, an Azure SQL Fundamentals learning path.
Can you improve on the baseline (service level agreement) SLA of 99.99 % for Azure SQL Database? How can you get 99.995% as shown below, from official Microsoft documentation?
Since SQL Server 2016 we could leverage Microsoft Azure to dynamically move “cold” portions of data away from on-premises storage for longer retention time periods. Whilst in theory being a great idea the cost was a blocker for some and with a cumbersome setup process. SQL Server 2019 addresses this by making the costs of storing the data in the cloud more competitive and making the setup more streamlined with the use of the Data Migration Assistant (DMA) tool and SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio).
Note: DMA tool replaces the older Upgrade Advisor tool. To install DMA please see the following link https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/dma/dma-overview?view=sql-server-ver15.
You should always seriously consider enabling this feature. This is part of the ADS suite – Advanced Data Security and I will show you how good this pro-active service is.
Question, can you take a built-in backup ( a backup that Microsoft takes as part of the service) and create a new database from it on a NEW server in a different region?
Let’s find out.
You can read about all the new role based qualifications from Microsoft here – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-overview.aspx
Have you realised the changes Microsoft have made to the firewall and networking section of Azure SQL Database? I found this quite stealthy and took me by surprise. I did encounter an edge case scenario where it lead to issues once I made some tweaks but that was a rare thing.
A quick post today about moving across database tiers. As you can see below I have a General Purpose Serverless Gen 5 1 vCore database (currently paused). Can I move this back to a DTU based model?
This is all about enabling diagnostics telemetry for Azure SQL databases. For Azure SQL Database there are quite a few options to select from. Below shows the diagnostic settings available.
It has been a while since I posted an entry for TSQL Tuesday, which, for today is hosted by Kenneth . The subject being a non SQL Server tip. For a while now I have been using other technologies besides SQL Server and recently Azure Databricks and I have a handy tip for when starting this journey. It is not ground breaking but useful!