Professional Azure SQL Database Administration

Ahmad Osama
July 30, 2018

398 pages

11 hours 56 minutes

Discover how you can migrate a traditional on-premise SQL server database to a cloud-based solution with Microsoft Azure. Built with database administrators in mind, this book emulates different scenarios you might come across while working with large, complex SQL database migrations and provides solutions for effectively managing the migrated databases.
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  • Learn how to provision a new database or migrate an existing on-premise solution
  • Understand how to backup, restore, secure, and scale your own Azure SQL Database
  • Optimize the performance by monitoring and tuning your cloud-based SQL instance
  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery procedures with SQL Database
  • Develop a roadmap for your own scalable cloud solution with Azure SQL Database

As the cloud version of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database differs in key ways when it comes to management, maintenance, and administration. It’s important to know how to administer SQL Database to fully benefit from all of the features and functionality that it provides. This book addresses important aspects of an Azure SQL Database instance such as migration, backup restorations, pricing policies, security, scalability, monitoring, performance optimization, high availability, and disaster recovery. It is a complete guide for database administrators, and ideal for those who are planning to migrate from on premise SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server database.

  • Implement backup, restore, and recovery of Azure SQL databases
  • Create shards and elastic pools to scale Azure SQL databases
  • Automate common management tasks with PowerShell
  • Implement over 40 practical activities and exercises across 24 topics to reinforce your learning
Page Count 398
Course Length 11 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781789538854
Date Of Publication 30 Jul 2018


Ahmad Osama

Ahmad Osama works for Pitney Bowes Pvt Ltd as a database engineer and is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. In his day to day job at Pitney Bowes, he works on developing and maintaining high performance on-premises and cloud SQL Server OLTP environments, building CI/CD environments for databases and automation. Other than his day to day work, he regularly speaks at user group events and webinars conducted by the Dataplatformlabs community.