Podcast: Using SQL Server Data Services for cloud storage

Cloud computing, cloud storage, Software+Service, software-as-a-service -- they all present a compelling case for moving more and more of our applications into the cloud. Rather than building out your own computing or storage infrastructure in a third-party data center, why not just pay for what you use, as you use it, i.e., use cloud services like Amazon S3 and EC2, Google App Engine, and other offerings. Microsoft has its own view on hooking up .Net with cloud storage services using its own storage services, SQL Server Data Services (SQDS). What is it like developing apps using SQDS? What are the programming interfaces? Are there a schema and traditional table structures? What considerations should be taken into account when using cloud storage with an application?

On this week's Converging On Microsoft podcast, Eugenio Pace, Microsoft platform architect, talks with us about SQDS, how it's different from using standard SQL Server, and how developers use SQDS to create apps using Microsoft's cloud storage service. SQDS is in private beta, but you can register to get into the beta; I'll bet if you are serious about building an app on SQDS, you'll likely get in. Eugenio has a lot of experience creating applications and working to understand the architectural approaches used in S+S and cloud storage applications.

Join me on the podcast with Eugenio. Developers, architects and engineering managers will find it very informative and interesting.


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