Database mirroring, transaction log shipping, replication, clustering, SQL Services for Azure, federated databases, indexed partitioned views... bewildered by the seemingly overlapping options SQL Server offers for improving scalability and availability?
Let Don Jones, author of Definitive Guide to Scaling Out SQL Server, clarify things for you. We'll explore all of SQL Server's various options, see how each one works, and learn when each one is appropriate. You'll even learn when it might be time to give up and switch to Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform, to meet your business goals - using SQL Services for Azure, of course!
Don is an accomplished IT author and speaker, with numerous SQL Server books under his belt. He's written Definitive Guide to SQL Server Performance Optimization and Definitive Guide to Scaling Out SQL Server, as well as SQL Server chapters for Special Edition Using .NET Enterprise Servers.
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