Tiered Storage Spaces offer the best of both SSDs and HDDs: SSDs for your current working set and HDDs for everything else in your dataset. In this session, hear the design team's deployment guidance, learn how to leverage the Tiered Spaces report, and how to use Windows PowerShell to automate your deployment.
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.