Azure SQL Devs’ Corner

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

Azure SQL Database External REST Endpoints Integration Public Preview

The ability to call a REST endpoint natively from Azure SQL Database, which was made available via an Early Adopter Preview in May, is now moving to Public Preview. I'm extremely happy that as of today the new system stored procedure sp_invoke_external_rest_endpoint is available to everyone, automatically and transparently: you can use it ...

Maximizing Azure SQL Database performance with a globally distributed Redis write-behind cache

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed platform as a service (PaaS) relational database service. With Azure SQL Database, you can create a highly available and high-performance data storage layer for the applications and solutions in Azure. SQL Database can be the right choice for a variety of modern cloud applications because it enables you to...

Connecting the Dots of Azure SQL CICD Part 2: Local Development

Join us for part two of our Azure SQL database change management (CICD) series. This post covers local development environments with Visual Studio Code. Prerequisites Check For Database Projects to deploy correctly, we need to have the .NET Core SDK installed. You can get it here with a direct link for windows x64 here. You can also ...

Announcing JSON Enhancements in Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance and SQL Server 2022

Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance and SQL Server currently support JSON text processing in T-SQL batches. This functionality allows you to store and manipulate JSON documents in the database. The JSON functions - ISJSON, JSON_VALUE, JSON_QUERY, JSON_MODIFY allows you to validate, query and modify JSON documents. The FOR JSON ...

Planning new scenarios and use cases for Azure SQL Database local development experience!

At Microsoft Build 2022 we've announced the new Azure SQL Database local development experience to the world. The combination of Visual Studio Code and Azure Data Studio extensions in addition to the new Azure SQL Database emulator for local and offline database development are aimed to significantly improve developers' experience and boost ...

Announcing the “Azure SQL Database External REST Endpoints Integration” Early Adoption Program

A new, exciting capability for Azure SQL Database has been announced today at //Build: Azure SQL Database has a new built-in feature that allows native integration with external REST endpoints. This means that integration of Azure SQL Database with Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, Cognitive Services, Event Hubs, Event Grid, Azure ...

Azure SQL Database Change Stream with Debezium

Azure SQL Database and in general the SQL Server engine allows developers to easily get only the changed data from the last time they queried the database. More precisely, there are two features that allow us to do this and much more, providing capabilities to query for changes happened from and to any point in time. The two features are ...

Create and connect to an Azure SQL DB in 6 easy steps

There are many ways in which an Azure SQL database can be created, and if you are new to the development all those different options can be quite intimidating. Let me show you, in just a few steps, how easy it is instead. This is what we are going to do: I'll be using the Azure Shell portal, as it provides a ...

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