Monday, June 07, 2010
I'm reading: Synchronization and management features for intelligent deployments on Azure PlatformTweet this !
A few posts ago, I mentioned that I am hoping that SQL Azure would flourish with time. And indeed it is flourishing with new features like increased database size, spatial data support, native support from MS Office for SQL Azure and a new web based management tool called SQL Server Web Manager.
With this new upcoming features, data would get more healthy on Azure platform and this would cause even more concerns for faster access over the wire to data hosted on SQL Azure and/or Window Azure. Data can be stored at strategic geographical locations where Azure platform have their data center installations. Data synchronization features like the newly introduced Data Synchronization service for SQL Azure or Window Azure Content Delivery Network can be used for synchronizing copies of data across different locations.
In case of SQL Azure, replicating your data at strategic locations by using the sync service, access to data over the network can be made faster by intelligent deployment strategies. I personally feel that strategic design of data deployment topology on Azure platform is the key to a robust and efficient solution design that depends on Azure platform.