What is federation in SQL Azure?

For scalability, SQL Azure introduces organization. Managers and developers benefit from the federation because it allows them to scale information. It assists managers by simplifying the splitting and redistribution of information. It gives developers access to the information routing and sharing layer. It aids in application routing without causing downtime.

SQL Azure federation provides tools that allow developers to scale out (by sharding) in SQL Azure.

Benefits of SQL Azure Federation:

  • Taking advantage of greater resources within the cloud on demand.
  • Allowing customers to have their own database, to share databases or to access many databases.
  • Reducing the exposure of a single point of failure.
  • Benefiting from the lower costs of using cloud resources on an as-needed basis and releasing them when done.
  • Reducing I/O bottlenecks and SQL Azure throttling.