Azure SQL Data Warehouse as a Service

Azure SQL Data Warehouse (in preview) will be a scalable, high-performance intelligence (BI) data-repository as a service based on SQL Server. The service could be a viable alternative to on-premises data warehouse deployments, especially for organizations that want to test large data analysis without making a substantial hardware investment. The billing model charges for computing resources independently from storage costs, allowing customers to scale computing resources to meet query performance and cost constraints.

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