Azure SQL Devs’ Corner

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

Implement Change Data Streams with Azure SQL Database, Change Tracking, and Azure SQL Bindings

Building on my first Azure SQL Bindings blog post and taking inspiration from Drew Skwiers-Koballa's post on SQL Bindings, we are going to create a change data stream with Azure SQL Database. Now, usually, the first part of these blogs is a prerequisite section that goes over what you need to install locally to get started. From talking to ...

Change Tracking in Azure SQL Database

The Azure SQL Database has two main ways to track changes with data (rows/DML) as well as table changes. One of those methods is Change Tracking with the other being Change Data Capture. Today’s post will be going into depth on Change Tracking. Change Tracking and Change Data Capture So, what’s the difference between the two? Change Data...

Using Ledger in Azure SQL Database

Transactions have to be protected and you need to know when something is altered or prevent altering of records from the start. Ledger, available in Azure SQL Database and SQL Server 2022, helps to protect your database and establish trust, accuracy and integrity in your data. Ledger accomplishes this goal in a couple of ways. First, it ...

Data API builder for Azure SQL Databases – Public Preview

I am extremely happy and excited to announce the public preview of Data API builder for Azure SQL Databases. Data API builder is a new product that we are adding to the developer’s toolset to help every developer to be more efficient and effective, by instantly and securely turning Azure SQL Databases into a modern REST and GraphQL API. ...

CTEs, Views or Temp Tables?

I've just finished watching the video from the @GuyInACube about Common Table Expressions and I noticed that in several comments there was the request to explain what is the difference between Common Table Expressions, Views and Temp Tables. This is quite a common question, and it is time to give it a simple, concise, and clear answer...

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...