SQL Server 2016 Stretch Database

Stretch Database is the name of a new data management technology in SQL Server 2016 that allows on-premises databases to leverage Azure Stretch (a hosted service) to store historic or rarely used data and potentially reduce on-premises storage costs. The feature is compatible with most SQL Server capabilities and automatically handles data movement between on-premises and Azure Stretch; however, Stretch Database has compatibility limitations, and most applications will need some modification.

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