Were you wondering how SQL Azure architecture actually looks like? If so then you have to check this whitepaper that explains every detail about the relational database that is part of Windows Azure Platform. Topics covered include the following:

  • The Basics: What is SQL Azure, Subscriptions, …
  • SQL Azure Architecture overview (logical and physical)
    • Network topology, Services Layer, Platform Layer (i.e. picture below)

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  • High availability with SQL Azure
  • Scalability with SQL Azure
  • Development considerations
  • Database management
  • The futures…

Definitely worth investing some time!!!