Azure Redis Commands

Now that we have created our Redis Cache lets connect to it. You can use the most common tool redis cli.exe https://redis.io/download or as I am going to do, use the Azure Portal to use the console directly, this isn’t probably the best way but it’s the easiest for this blog. 2 key points here:

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Microsoft Defender for open-source relational DB

If you navigate to the overview section of your MySQL server you will see a notification area, here you will find security section. It’s basically an area to provide some hints / tips if things have not been configured such as if you have not enabled query store it may well suggest it. For this blog it is suggesting I consider a feature called Microsoft Defender.

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MySQL server Query Store

The query store, sounds familiar? The idea of the black box sitting within the database server watching what is going on within the environment. This is available within MySQL, maybe not as feature rich as SQL Server but still useful.

You will find this option under the Query performance insight section of your MySQL server.

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Azure DB for MySQL – Storage v1 vs v2

When it comes to MySQL and storage you will normally have to decide on 3 options: basic, general purpose v1 or v2.

Basic does support up to 1TB and is low-cost option but has no IOPs guarantee, not really recommended for production systems. General purpose v2 should be the one used because it uses latest storage infrastructure which can support up to 16-TB and 20000 IOPs a shown below.

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