As part of our commitment to ensuring that Microsoft Azure is the best place to run SQL Server and Windows Server, Microsoft is excited to announce that SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines just achieved new, faster performance benchmarks than ever before.
Corporate Vice President, Azure Database Services
The global events of the last couple of years have introduced significant changes to how companies operate and the way we work, accelerating digital transformation for many as they seek the additional flexibility, scale, and cost savings of the cloud.
We know we are in the middle of a transformative time. At the heart of this transformation is the digitization of data. Data is the most strategic asset for organizations across all industries, and a new level of data agility is required to deal with dynamic changes in our world.
Microsoft takes data integrity very seriously. While there are some traditional techniques used by DBAs in SQL Server to monitor data integrity (e.g. DBCC CHECKDB) and various methods to recover from database corruptions, the Azure SQL Database engineering team has been able to develop new techniques that can handle some classes of corruption automatically and without data loss. These techniques are used as part of the service to avoid data loss and downtime in the cases where they can be avoided.