Azure vs. inhouse SQL Server - the Wiki project results

As I blogged yesterday, the competition is on: in-house SQL Server vs. Windows Azure.

It does feel like the war of the robots!

Yesterday I started importing the data, and today I have some results.

Here are some notes of the process, though.

The Hardware:

As I mentioned, I am using a home desktop with Pentium Dual Core E5400 @

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Azure vs. inhouse SQL Server - the Wiki project setup

Recently I have been trying to make sense of the cloud computing and specifically of Windows Azure.

I did some performance tests of SQL Azure and established some bottlenecks.

Luckily, it so happened that during a chat with Alan Smith, we decided to take on a project and compare the capabilities of an in-house SQL Server vs.

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I had a strange experience just now.

I noticed that when I started my SQL Server 2012 service, the SQL Serve process would start allocating more and more memory and it would quickly reach the memory limit.

I also noticed that the disk system was quite active, even though there was nothing obvious to make it so.

I

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