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Talk: Put your DBs on Autopilot with Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Talk: Put your DBs on Autopilot with Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Ishan jain
Today I had an opportunity to share the stage with a colleague of mine at TechX in Dublin. We spoke at TechX in Dublin about how you can put your SQL DB on auto-pilot with the help of Azure SQL Managed Instance.

Disclaimer: Currently I am employed by Microsoft, but my views and thoughts are still my own. The reason I joined Microsoft was, the work Microsoft have been doing for last couple of years in Open Source Space. Today I am a advocate for Open Source representing Microsoft.

If I remember it right, Azure SQL was launched back in October 2018. Back then, for it was more for answer to the need of migrating an existing SQL Server 2008/R2 database to Azure PaaS, with little to none changes.

In a year, the Managed Instance offering has come a long way. Today Azure SQL Managed Instance is more then just for simple lift and shift of a on-prem instance to Azure PaaS. Today it is viable option if you want to:

  • Have a near 100% compatibility to your on-prem database with PaaS.
  • Don't have to worry about underlying infrastructure.
  • Be able to utilize the cloud capabilities to scale it (nearly) infinitely.
  • Need to have a database instance lock behind a firewall, with only private endpoints.

In the session me and my colleague talked about how you can leverage Azure SQL Managed Instance for your businesses needs.

📄 Download the presentation from the talk here.