Azure Database Security Series (Part 2)- Basic Database Protection

Continuing the journey into a more secure setup for personal information in Azure we will discuss some of the simpler things to do when designing your solutions this part of the journey will look at some basic configurations you can perform to limit access to your data containing personal information. This part of the series… Continue reading Azure Database Security Series (Part 2)- Basic Database Protection

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Azure Database Security Series (Part 1)- Introduction & GDPR for Solution Architects

I have spent some time the last few years discussing GDPR (the new EU personal data privacy legislations) and also spent some time designing SaaS solutions targeting the public sector (a.k.a. the state sector) with all that comes with it (laws and tenancy isolation etc.). Both of these required a lot of thinking about how… Continue reading Azure Database Security Series (Part 1)- Introduction & GDPR for Solution Architects

Elastic Database Pools – purpose, when and why

One great addition to the SQL database PaaS service in Azure is the ability to use Elastic Database Pools to share capacity between Azure SQL Databases in order to make best use of the capacity at hand and to lower total costs. I will highlight the benefits and scenarios and what to think about when setting it… Continue reading Elastic Database Pools – purpose, when and why