T-SQL Tuesday #103 – Azure SQL Database – Challenges, Pros and Cons, Issues

Invitation from Bjorn Peters.

Write what you think about Azure SQL Database

So this is my call for the June 2018 TSQL Tuesday:
Tell me/us if you or your company has already started testing of Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance or if you’re already using it.
Tell us all about it:

  • What was your migration tool?
  • How did you plan that migration?
  • Were there any assessments before the migration?
  • Which problems occurred during your test-phase?
  • Which problems occurred during your migration?
  • Was there any automation around the migration?
  • Which scripting language was used for what? Powershell or Azure CLI?
  • Is there any automation right now during normal operation?
  • Any issues, special requirements or anything else around using Azure SQL Database?
  • How do you monitor the database?
  • How do you do database maintenance?
  • Do you use the builtin tuning options?

Simply write about all of your experiences with Azure SQL Database or Azure Managed Instance. Even if you don’t see a future for Azure SQL Databases write about it everything is welcome!