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Automatic tuning To stay competitive, today’s businesses need to make sure that they focus on their core competencies that directly deliver customer value while relying on their cloud provider to offer an affordable, reliable, and easy to use computing infrastructure that scales with their needs.

In the world of cloud services, where many aspects of running the application stack are delegated to the cloud platform, having artificial intelligence to manage resources is a necessity when dealing with 100,000’s of resources. Azure SQL Database is continuously innovating by building artificial intelligence into the database engine to improve performance, reduce resource usage, and simplify management. The most prominent use of artificial intelligence is the automatic tuning feature that has been globally available since January 2016.

Automatic tuning uses artificial intelligence to continuously monitor database workload patterns and recognize opportunities to improve the database performance. Once confidence is built that a certain tuning action would improve the performance of a database, the Azure SQL Database service automatically does the tuning action in a safe and managed fashion. The service monitors each tuning action and the benefits to performance are reported to the database owners. In the infrequent case of a performance regression, the service quickly reverts the tuning action. Click here to read more about automatic tuning.

In this blog, I want to share a few examples of how Azure SQL Database customers have benefited from the automatic tuning feature.

Tailored indexes for each out of 28K databases SnelStart is a company from Netherlands that uses Azure and Azure SQL Database to run their software as a service. Over the last few years, SnelStart has worked closely with the SQL Server product team to leverage the Azure SQL Database platform to improve performance and reduce DevOps costs. In 2017, SnelStart received the Microsoft Country Partner Netherlands award, proving their heavy investment in Azure and collaboration with Microsoft.

Read the entire article here, Artificial Intelligence tunes Azure SQL Databases

via the fine folks at Microsoft.

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