SQL Azure Federations
Track 5 - Cloud / Azure
SQL Azure Federations is a new feature providing horizontal scale out to a SQL Azure database. Using SQL Azure Federations, database solutions are able to gain the performance and data-capacity benefits of data sharding while benefitting from the managed platform-as-a-service environment provided by SQL Azure. This presentation describes how to implement a solution using SQL Azure Federations as well as the motivation for and benefits from doing so.