Azure SQL Devs’ Corner

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

Build your APIs with DAB using Containers – Part 2

Are you tired of spending countless hours building APIs from scratch? With Data API builder (DAB), you can create your API in just minutes! All you need to do is create a JSON configuration file to describe your database entities (tables, views, stored procedures, or collections) from your Azure SQL Database, SQL Server, Cosmos DB, PostgreSQL...

Winter 2023 Service Update for External REST Endpoint Invocation

As December approaches, it's time for the winter 2023 update for External REST Endpoint Invocation. We have added four new Azure Service Endpoints: Bing Search, Azure Key Vault, Azure Communication Services, and Azure AI Search. Let's look at a few examples of using these new endpoints. Bing Search Endpoints Bing Seach has many useful API ...

Data API builder 0.9.7 Released

There has been a lot of news and exciting announcements in the past days and Data API builder now join the long list of releases that you don't want to miss. Version 0.9.7 introduces some interesting features, especially around observability and logging, to make it easier to figure out what's going on behind the scenes. Enable Application ...

OpenAPI for your Azure SQL database

A recent and exciting feature of Data API builder (you may have learned about Data API builder from my previous article, as I used it to quickly make a stored procedure and a table available as REST endpoint to easily integrate with OpenAI) is the compatibility with OpenAPI specifications and Swagger. This was a highly demanded feature, and it...

Generate images with Azure OpenAI Service (DALL-E) and Azure SQL Database

Following on the series of OpenAI posts I have done recently, here is a quick how-to on using DALL-E with External REST endpoint invocation in the Azure SQL Database. Using the OpenAI service in Azure, we can use the image generation REST endpoints to create new and wonderful images such as, if you remember, the cat in the data center. ...

REST Endpoint Invocation is now Generally Available

(image) On behalf of the Engineering and Product Management teams, we are happy to announce that External REST Endpoint Invocation is now GA!   What is External REST Endpoint Invocation? External REST Endpoint Invocation makes it possible for developers to call REST/GraphQL endpoints from other Azure Services from right in the ...

Summer 2023 Update for Azure SQL Database External REST Endpoint Invocation

(image) Summer 2023 REST Endpoint Invocation Update Welcome to the Summer 2023 REST Endpoint Invocation update post! This summer, we updated the External REST Endpoints Invocation feature with a few key fixes and additions to help you use more Azure Services with your Azure SQL Database. The feature was released to public preview last year ...

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. ...

Azure SQL Database External REST Endpoints Integration Public Preview

(image) 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 is available to everyone, automatically and transparently: you can use it right away, from any ...