Running SQL Azure at scale without a DBA

SQL Azure uses machine learning and sophisticated algorithms to provide you a “DBA in a box” that monitors your SQL database 24x7, automatically optimising performance and monitoring for security threats in real-time.

Based on my personal experience with running several large-scale systems on SQL Azure and a joint presentation with Microsoft at Ignite on the subject, this talk gives an overview of how SQL Azure helps you to keep your databases in Azure secure and fast without needing to be a DBA.

The talk is rich in real-world examples of how these features have solved real problems in a range of NewOrbit’s applications.
Features covered include;

  • Threat Detection
  • Auto Tuning
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Intelligent Insights

Previous instances of this talk

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