Azure SQL Database Devs’ Corner

Voices from the Azure SQL PM Team, focusing on development and developers

Querying and visualizing data using SQLPad

SQLPad is an amazing free, open source, tool to run SQL Queries against a broad spectrum of popular databases, without the need to install and run something on-premises. It's lightweight, simple and just perfect if you need a no-frills tool to query and visualize data, to do some data exploration.

Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 2.0.0 is now available

Microsoft.Data.SqlClient version 2.0.0 has been released, with several interesting features. Make sure you check it out if you are a .NET developer and you are using Azure SQL or SQL Server in your solutions. Microsoft.Data.SqlClient is the new, open source, official data access library that replaces System.Data.SqlClient

Go Azure SQL!

Go is a very popular programming language for developing microservices, Web APIs and other server-side applications, and Azure SQL can definitely be an option where to persist data for these applications in a scalable, reliable and modern way leveraging Microsoft SQL Server Driver for Go and ORM packages like Gorm. Give it a try!

JSON in your Azure SQL Database? Let’s benchmark some options!

Introduction Storing and retrieving data from JSON fragments is a common need in many application scenarios, like IoT solutions or microservice-based architectures. You can persist these fragments can be in a variety of data stores, from blob or file shares, to relational and non-relational databases, and there’s a long standing debate in...