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.
In this session, Sam will give an overview of the new Hybrid Connections feature. With this feature, customers can easily connect their cloud services with their existing on premises resources. Sam will demonstrate the various capabilities of this new service and will discuss the advanced features, such as load balancing, Always On connectivity, connection cardinality, automation and performance.