Azure SQL Database Consulting Services

We provide expert SQL Server consulting services for databases in the cloud.   Azure SQL databases offer many significant advantages compared to traditional databases.  Increased accessibility, automatic fail-over and automated recovery from failures.  Other benefits include minimal investment and maintenance of in-house hardware, and potentially better performance. Azure SQL Database can be deployed into an Azure SQL Database Singelton, Elastic Pool, or a fully Managed Instance.  Azure Virtual Machines can also be utilized in order to start taking advantage of the many utilities and features available in Azure.  Not sure what’s best for you?  Contact us today!

There are two common deployment models: users can run databases on the cloud independently, using a virtual machine image, or they can purchase access to a database service, maintained by a cloud database provider.

There are two primary methods to run a database on the cloud:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) – Cloud platforms allow users to purchase virtual machine instances for a limited time. It is possible to run a database on these virtual machines. Users can either upload their own machine image with a database installed on it, or use ready-made machine images that already include an optimized installation of a database.
  • Database as a service – Microsoft Azure offers options for using a database as a service, without physically launching a virtual machine instance for the database. In this configuration, application owners do not have to install and maintain the database on their own. Instead, the database service provider takes responsibility for installing and maintaining the database, and application owners pay according to their usage.

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