Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database is an intelligent, fully-managed relational cloud database service built for developers. See how ABCloudZ can help you migrate workloads to Azure SQL Database and improve the way you are using it today.

Getting started

At ABCloudZ, we’ve helped our customers get the most out of Azure SQL Database. We have several ways to help you get started.

Typically, we start with assessing your data environment. At the beginning of a project, you discuss existing database deployments and tools with a dedicated ABCloudZ project team. This step helps establish the information, resources, and team members needed from your side.

You then make your data infrastructure available to trusted ABCloudZ team members. We use this access to identify issues and craft a cloud modernization path that fits within your current environment.

Note: we value customer’s private data and follow the industry security standards. So, for all ABCloudZ activities, you do not provide actual data and our team does not interfere with it.

Our proficient solutions architects then design the future-state architecture of your data environment in the Azure cloud. Our experienced team can provide you with comprehensive technical and financial information about the potential pros and cons of any proposed modernization project.

Finally, what makes ABCloudZ different from other service companies is that we provide you with human resources to address these discovered issues.

Our customer reduced costs by over 20% by optimizing Azure Elastic Pools

A leading provider of payroll and HR services in the United States faced difficulties configuring Azure elastic pools for their SaaS Azure app. The Azure tools provided by Microsoft were not flexible enough to fine tune the performance of 20,000 customer databases with different utilization patterns. Moreover, it was almost impossible to maintain so many databases manually.

ABCloudZ engineers came up with a solution that allows automatic management of the customer databases basing on extensive monitoring of the elastic pools performance. Now the customer can optimize the Azure resources utilization that results in over 20 percent reduction of their Azure services costs.

Have a look at how we optimized elastic pools utilization in the following video.

Options for deployment

Azure SQL Database provides you with a selection of deployment options. You can opt for deploying a single database to a logical server or selecting an option to use an elastic pool on a logical server. This allows for sharing resources and reducing costs.

However, you may consider deploying your database to the Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. This option combines the best of SQL Server with the benefits of an intelligent, fully managed service.

And if you feel like one day you may need some extra storage, Azure SQL Database Hyperscale looks like the most prolific option. This new, highly performant database scaling technology allows for scaling compute and storage resources, without sacrificing performance.