Here we are, back from New Year holidays, fresh and eager to present you with the most interesting cloud news. We have an exciting 2012 ahead, so go ahead!
In a recent post we presented the SQL Azure Federations feature, which provides horizontal partitioning for your database tier on SQL Azure.
The current release of Entity Framework can be used with SQL Azure Federations. However there are some issues regarding the creation and use of federated databases. The Windows Azure Customer Advisory Team has wrote some blog posts providing guidance around those issues:
- SQL Azure Federations with Entity Framework Code-First: A starting point for anyone who wants to use Entity Framework with federated databases.
- Understanding SQL Azure Federations No-MARS Support and Entity Framework: How to deal with the lack of Multiple Active Result Sets (MARS) support on SQL Azure Federations.
Happy and successful 2012 from The Cloud Pilot team!