Category: Microsoft

How Satya Nadella Changed Microsoft?

I read an article on Quartz describing how Satya Nadella used his philosophy and leadership style to transform the culture at Microsoft, a 130,000 employee company. The article was very interesting, and as a follower of Satya, I couldn’t resist myself from sharing the article. Here it goes: It was March 27, 2014, and Satya Nadella was ...

How to Create A Database on Azure in Minutes?

With Azure, Microsoft is trying to make everything as simple as possible for users. This helps users spend minimal time on infrastructure setup and focus on working to get their functionality implemented. I think this is just one more way Microsoft is sticking to its CEO’s mission of helping people and organizations increase their productivity. ...

How to Create a MariaDB Database in Azure

According to Wikipedia, MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU GRP. Development was led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. Creating a MariaDB database ...

How to Create a MySQL Database in Azure

MySQL is an open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). Azure Database for MySQL is a managed service that allows users to deploy, manage, and scale highly available MySQL databases on Azure. Creating a MySQL database in Azure is an easy process as described below: 1.  Open your Azure portal and ...

How to Create a PostgreSQL Database in Azure

PostgreSQL (fun fact: pronounced as “post-gress-Q-L”)  is an open source relational database management system (DBMS) developed by a worldwide team of volunteers. PostgreSQL, just like any other open source software, is not controlled by any corporation or other private entity. The source code for PostgreSQL is available for free for anyone.  Azure PostgreSQL is fully managed database ...

How to Create a SQL Database in Azure

Using Azure, you can create a SQL Database in just a few seconds without having to worry about setting up the infrastructure or any related software. Additionally, Azure SQL databases allow you to connect using your preferred operating system, and programming language such as ADO.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python, and Ruby. You can easily create ...

How to Create A Cosmos DB in Azure in Minutes

Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database service that is versatile and supports document, key-value, wide-column, and graph databases. If you would like to learn more about Azure Cosmos DB, please read my post on Azure Cosmos DB. Creating an Azure Cosmos DB can be done in multiple ways based on what technology ...

What On Earth is Azure Cosmos DB?

Azure Cosmos DB is a product that Microsoft built from scratch to differentiate itself from the other cloud providers. Through Azure Cosmos DB, Microsoft wants to enable its Azure users scale horizontally with global distribution. It allows for global distribution across any number of Azure regions by scaling and replicating data wherever the consumption is ...