[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.]
SQL Azure Data Sync provides a cloud based synchronization service built on top of the Microsoft Sync Framework. It provides bi-directional data synchronization and capabilities to easily share data across SQL Azure instances and multiple data centers. Last week Russ Herman posted a step-by-step walkthrough of SQL Azure to SQL Server synchronization to the TechNet Wiki.
Typical usage scenarios for Data Sync
- On-Premises to Cloud
- Cloud to Cloud
- Cloud to Enterprise
- Bi-directional or sync-to-hub or sync-from-hub synchronization
The SQL Azure Data Sync is a rapidly maturing synchronization framework meant to provide synchronization in cloud and hybrid cloud solutions utilizing SQL Azure. In a typical usage scenario, one SQL Azure instance is the "hub" database, which provides bi-directional messaging to member databases in the synchronization scheme.
- SQL Azure Data Sync Wiki
- Microsoft Sync Framework Dev Center
- SQL Azure Data Sync Blog
- SQL Azure Data Sync Supported Data Types
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter @syncfx