Even though the cloud provides elastic scale and seemingly infinite resources, you still have to design, monitor and tune performance. Microsoft Azure SQL Database has architectural differences from SQL Server and understanding how these can impact performance is critical. In this session, Microsoft Azure MVP, Eric D. Boyd, will show you how you can identify bottlenecks and the cause of performance problems in SQL Database. This session will introduce you to the tools you can use to investigate throttling, connection events and resources, and poorly performing queries such as dynamic management objects (DMVs and DMFs) and cloud-based tools in Microsoft Azure. You will also learn how to appropriately handle throttling in your applications and scale by partitioning databases.
Windows Azure SQL Database is a fully managed relational database service based on SQL Server technologies. In this video, we will take a brief tour of Windows Azure SQL Database, and show how SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2013 interfaces with it, enabling rapid development of sophisticated relational databases in the Windows Azure cloud.