Overview of SQL Azure DataSync
[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.]
SQL Azure Data Sync provides a cloud based synchronization service built on top of the Microsoft Sync Framework. It provides bi-directional data synchronization and capabilities to easily share data across SQL Azure instances and multiple data centers. Last week Russ Herman posted a step-by-step walkthrough of SQL Azure to SQL Server synchronization to the TechNet Wiki.
Typical usage scenarios for Data Sync
- On-Premises to Cloud
- Cloud to Cloud
- Cloud to Enterprise
- Bi-directional or sync-to-hub or sync-from-hub synchronization
The SQL Azure Data Sync is a rapidly
maturing synchronization framework meant to provide synchronization in cloud
and hybrid cloud solutions utilizing SQL Azure.
In a typical usage scenario, one SQL Azure instance is the "hub" database,
which provides bi-directional messaging to member databases in the synchronization
SQL Azure Data
Microsoft Sync Framework [Dev Center](https://msdn.microsoft.com/sync)