Testing performance of Azure SQL Database as a key-value store

Executive summary Our testing shows that Azure SQL Database can be used as a highly scalable low latency key-value store. Starting with a cost-efficient 4-core General Purpose database, we see an order of magnitude increase in workload throughput as we increase dataset size by 100x and scale across the spectrum of database SKUs to a Business ...

Serverless Streaming At Scale with Azure SQL

Just before Ignite, a very interesting case study done with RXR has been released, where they showcased their IoT solution to bring safety in buildings during COVID times. It uses Azure SQL to store warm data, allowing it to be served and consumed to all downstream users, from analytical applications to mobile clients, dashboards, API, and...

Optimize storage usage for large volumes of IoT data with Azure SQL

IoT with Azure SQL IoT solutions are generally producing large data volumes, from device to cloud messages in telemetry scenarios to device twins or commands that need to be persisted and retrieved from users and applications. Whether we need to store data in “raw” formats (like JSON messages emitted by different devices), to preserve and...

Ingest millions of events per second on Azure SQL leveraging Shock Absorber pattern

IoT with Azure SQL IoT workloads can be characterized by high rates of input data, on both steady and burst streams, to be ingested from devices. A common design pattern for relational database systems involves a “landing zone” (or staging area) which is optimized for “absorbing the shock” of this high and spikey input rate, before ...

Build your full-PaaS IoT solution with Azure SQL Database

IoT with Azure SQL IoT solutions usually include several components that spans from device communication and management to event processing and data ingestion and analysis. Deploying all these components independently on compute, network and storage based infrastructures can be a complex and time consuming task, but nothing compared to manage...

Running 1M databases on Azure SQL for a large SaaS provider: Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

  Thriving on Azure SQL   Many thanks to our colleagues Mahesh Sreenivas, Pranab Mazumdar, Karthick Pakirisamy Krishnamurthy, Mayank Mehta and Shovan Kar from Microsoft Dynamics team for their contribution to this article.   Overview Dynamics 365 is a set of intelligent SaaS business applications that helps companies...

Promises, Node, Tedious, Azure SQL. Oh My!

If you are new to Node.js like I am, using Tedious to access Azure SQL can be challenging at the beginning. My understanding is that Tedious, while being fully asynchronous, doesn't support nor Promises nor the more modern async/await pattern. Tedious, in fact, uses events to execute asynchronous code and so a bit of work is needed ...