SQL Azure is the cloud hosted delivery mode of the Microsoft SQL Database in Microsoft Azure. It provides SQL Database services on a scalable and cloud hosted Azure environment via a database as a service (DBaaS) model.

 

How SQL Azure is used?

SQL Azure primarily powers up the SaaS and other applications hosted on Azure Service Platform. SQL Azure is commonly used to;

  • Creating simple to complex cloud hosted database systems
  • Elastic database model helps in pooling resources among a group of databases
  • Automating the scaling of application across thousands of database
  • Providing a fault tolerant database infrastructure with built in continuity options

 

What to monitor and automate in SQL Azure?

  • Track CPU, Read/Write utilizations and other key performance indicators
  • Know when maximum capacity is being reached
  • Monitor any outages, blocking queries or system slowdowns
  • Automatically Rebuild indexes
  • Run maintenance jobs
  • Execute automated custom SQL scripts

 

How CloudMonix can help in Monitoring and Automation SQL Database ( SQL Azure)

CloudMonix can monitor and automate SQL Azure by querying Dynamic Management Views, visualizing important performance metrics, exposing slowest queries, executing custom SQL scripts, and more.

SQL Azure Monitoring  – CloudMonix keeps constant tabs on your most important asset: the database.  It demystifies utilization of SQL Azure performance tiers, database throughput units (DTUs), visualizes important metrics and tracks slowest areas.

SQL Azure Automation – CloudMonix’s automation features for Microsoft Azure SQL Databases allow you to setup pre-programmed activities that are always at work to keep your database at optimal levels.

 

Give your team a Free Account from CloudMonix and see how it delivers value and automates their common and frequent SQL Azure Monitoring and Automation tasks.