SQL Azure Federations
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  • 1. SQL Azure Federations Pavlo Revenkov EPAM Cloud Computing Competency Center Email: pavlo_revenkov@epam.com Skype: rp_risingstar
  • 2. Scaling Horizontal partitioning is a database design principle whereby rows of a database table are held separately. Each partition forms part of a shard, which may in turn be located on a separate database server or physical location. © Wikipedia Vertical Horizontal DB server DB server DB server time Member #1 Member #2 … time Root 2
  • 3. Does not contain the data anymore. It is distributed across shards.Root Horizontal scaling 3
  • 4. Infrastructure 4 Federation root Federation member … - contains federation metadata; - global database data; - route connections. - provides physical data separation; - can have its own schema; Atomic unit Federation member - the collection of all rows in a federation member that match a specific federation key value.
  • 5. Limitations 5 • The federation distribution key must be an INT, BIGINT, UNIQUEIDENTIFIER, or VARBINARY and specifies a range value. • Federation columns cannot be NULL-able. • Federated members do not support the IDENTITY property. • Reference tables cannot have foreign key relationships with federated tables. Federated tables can have foreign key relationships with reference tables without restrictions. • Each federation member cannot be larger than 150 GB. • Cross database joins are not supported. An application must implement the logic for joining data from multiple federation members or multiple federations.
  • 6. Demo 6
  • 7. References Federations in Windows Azure SQL Database:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh597452.aspx SQL Database Federations Tutorial:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh778416.aspx Federation Guidelines and Limitations:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh597469.aspx 7
  • 8. Questions? 8