English | July 19, 2019 | ISBN: 1789802547 | PDF | 562 Pages | 16.7 MB

Leverage the features of Azure SQL database and become an expert in data management

Key Features

Explore ways to create shards and elastic pools to scale Azure SQL databases

Automate common management tasks with PowerShell

Implement over 40 practical activities and exercises to reinforce your learning

Book Description

Despite being the cloud version of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database differs in key ways when it comes to management, maintenance, and administration. This book shows you how to administer Azure SQL database to fully benefit from its wide range of features and functionality.

Professional Azure SQL Database Administration begins by covering the architecture and explaining the difference between Azure SQL Database and the on-premise SQL Server to help you get comfortable with Azure SQL database. You’ll perform common tasks such as migrating, backing up, and restoring a SQL Server database to an Azure database. As you progress, you’ll study how you can save costs and manage and scale multiple SQL Databases using elastic pools. You’ll also implement a disaster recovery solution using standard and active geo-replication. Whether it is learning different techniques to monitor and tune an Azure SQL database or improving performance using in-memory technology, this book will enable you to make the most out of Azure SQL database features and functionality for data management solutions.

By the end of this book, you’ll be well versed with key aspects of an Azure SQL database instance, such as migration, backup restorations, performance optimization, high availability, and disaster recovery.

What you will learn

Understand Azure SQL Database configuration and pricing options

Provision a new SQL database or migrate an existing on-premise SQL Server database to Azure SQL Database

Back up and restore Azure SQL Database

Secure an Azure SQL database

Scale an Azure SQL database

Monitor and tune an Azure SQL database

Implement high availability and disaster recovery with Azure SQL Database

Automate common management tasks with PowerShell

Develop a scalable cloud solution with Azure SQL Database

Manage, maintain, and secure managed instances

Who this book is for

If you’re a database administrator, database developer, or an application developer interested in developing new applications or migrating existing ones with Azure SQL database, this book is for you. Prior experience of working with an on-premise SQL Server or Azure SQL database along with a basic understanding of PowerShell scripts and C# code is necessary to grasp the concepts covered in this book.