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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Analysis of SQL Azure performance tests

In the past few days I performed a few tests of the performance of SQL Azure.

After all I am quite disappointed with the performance, and to be honest, I don’t see how certain performance problems will be overcome, but I guess the time will tell.

The first test I performed was about the connection latency.

It just

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