Azure SQL Database Devs’ Corner

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

Serverless REST API with Azure Functions, Node, JSON and Azure SQL

Javascript / Typescript (and thus Node) are, among Full-Stack and Back-End developers, one of the most common choices to create scalable, elegant, high-performance, REST API to be used by the most diverse clients. Azure Functions are another pretty popular solution that developers use to create scalable solution without having to deal with all...

Practical Azure SQL Database for Modern Developers

Practical Azure SQL Database for Modern Developers: a book to learn how to take advantage of the all the breakthrough technologies available in Azure SQL like columnstore, in-memory lock-free tables, row-level-security, graph and geospatial support to create modern, scalable and secure applications.

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...

10 reasons to use Azure SQL in your next project

There are many database technologies available on Azure that you can choose from. Why would you use Azure SQL? Let me show you why, using just 10 simple points: from JSON support to ColumnStore, through Geospatial and Temporal queries, Non-Blocking transaction, Encryption and Row-Level Security and the amazing Intelligent Query Optimizer.