|When||Thursday 19 February @ 5:30pm|
|Where||Wellington SQL Server User Group, Intergen Offices, Plunket House, Lambton Quay|
|What||I presented on SQL Server Data Services|
Was well received.
Think of Azure as like a Cloud O/S.
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Comment by Chris Auld, on 24-Feb-2009 00:08
Not so sure that I agree that you "probably shouldn't" store BLOBs in Azure storage.
For high scale large binary storage Azure storage is, I think (and with a little knowledge of where SDS will probably go), the most sensible options. It has mechnisms for support the efficient upload of very large files (chunking of > 64MB files). It provides a RESTful interface to return the BLOB data directly to the client and it's likely that it will support edge caching well before the SQL team get around to it.
The way I prefer to describe it is that
Windows Azure Storage == Shared high scale, high availability file system
SQL Data Services == The Genesis of a Cloud Hosted Relational Database based on SQL Server and long may we hope that many of the things we know and love about MSSQL end up in the cloud.
Are you coming to the Windows Azure training event in Sydney 2nd week of March? If not ping me an email next week and we'll have coffee and I'd love to chat Cloud stuff with you.
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