[From CMS Wire
SQL Data Services (SDS) has been on the radar since MIX08, when it was first announced as an online data storage and query processing service that could be accessed using the standard internet protocols. It has come a long way since then. At MIX09, Microsoft demonstrated some of the newest capabilities of SDS specifically its new relational database capabilities.
That's right, Microsoft will offer a relational database in the Azure cloud.
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