Changes to Azure SQL service tiers and pricing

Today Microsoft announced changes to Azure SQL Database service tiers. I’ll simplify it for you: You’ll get larger databases for less money and a better uptime SLA. The Web and Business editions of Azure SQL Database are going away with retirement in 12 months. New service tiers of Basic and Standard are now available. 

here is the main differences :


Full details on the new tiers are available here and pricing details are here.

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New Azure cloud portal

Hi everybody,

since a long time from my last post (some post will be delivered soon), Microsoft has delivered a new portal design.

This design is more graphic and more user friendly. So it’s not for developer :P. I like this design but I think it’s not very usefull. It refer to windows 8 style with tiling. When you browse a section it develop it on the right side :

dashboard

 

When you select an artifact, it develop it on the right side :

sql view

Then when you select a database :

sql details

this version is a preview I don’t know when they want to pass it as  standart.

 

 

Azure design Pattern

Microsoft has delivered an ebook around cloud design pattern

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn568099.aspx

You can download it as pdf, epub or mobi

This book contains twenty-four design patterns and ten related guidance topics, this guide articulates the benefit of applying patterns by showing how each piece can fit into the big picture of cloud application architectures. It also discusses the benefits and considerations for each pattern. Most of the patterns have code samples or snippets that show how to implement the patterns using the features of Windows Azure. However the majority of topics described in this guide are equally relevant to all kinds of distributed systems, whether hosted on Windows Azure or on other cloud platforms.

here is the content :

Pattern

  • Cache-Aside Pattern
  • Circuit Breaker Pattern
  • Compensating Transaction Pattern
  • Competing Consumers Pattern
  • Compute Resource Consolidation Pattern
  • Command and Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) Pattern
  • Event Sourcing Pattern
  • External Configuration Store Pattern
  • Federated Identity Pattern
  • Gatekeeper Pattern
  • Health Endpoint Monitoring Pattern
  • Index Table Pattern
  • Leader Election Pattern
  • Materialized View Pattern
  • Pipes and Filters Pattern
  • Priority Queue Pattern
  • Queue-Based Load Leveling Pattern
  • Retry Pattern
  • Runtime Reconfiguration Pattern
  • Scheduler Agent Supervisor Pattern
  • Sharding Pattern
  • Static Content Hosting Pattern
  • Throttling Pattern
  • Valet Key Pattern

GUIDANCE

  • Asynchronous Messaging Primer
  • Autoscaling Guidance
  • Caching Guidance
  • Compute Partitioning Guidance
  • Data Consistency Primer
  • Data Partitioning Guidance
  • Data Replication and Synchronization Guidance
  • Instrumentation and Telemetry Guidance
  • Multiple Datacenter Deployment Guidance
  • Service Metering Guidance

Azure : BizTalk Service will come soon

Hi everybody, Mick’s Breeze announce a great thing on his blog. Azure will sooner have BizTalk as an application service. Its name simply BizTalk Service. For the moment only customer who joined the preview programs can use it. I hope they deliver it as soon as possible :

biztalk service

What can we do with this service,  Mick said :

  •  a RESTful endpoint
  •  one or more transforms
  •  a RESTful exit point (or it could be a request , response)

For more information please click here