Adapting Microsoft SQL Server for Cloud Computing

Cloud SQL Server is a relational database system designed to scale-out to cloud computing workloads. It uses Microsoft SQL Server as its core. To scale out, it uses a partitioned database on ashared-nothing system architecture. Transactions are constrained to execute on one partition, to avoid the need for two-phase commit. The database is replicated for high availability using a custom primary-copy replication scheme. It currently serves as the storage engine for Microsoft’s Exchange Hosted Archive and SQL Azure.


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