SQL Data Sync

Azure SQL Data Sync (Preview) is a service that enables you to synchronize the data you select across multiple SQL Server and SQL Database instances. To synchronize your data you create sync groups which define the databases, tables and columns to synchronize as well as the synchronization schedule. Each sync group must have at least one SQL Database instance which serves as the sync group hub in a hub-and-spoke topology.

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  1. Sync table between Row-stored and Column-stored

    I want to use the Row-stored table for OLTP,
    and to use the Column-stored table for Analyze using Power BI.

    So, I hope to sync table between Row-stored and Column-stored.
    There are the Row-stored table on Azure SQL Database standard,
    and There are the Column-stored table on SQL Server Express.

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    • Provide some sort of warning in the Azure Portal regarding the schema modification that occurs during SQL Data Sync

      I would like more transparency in to what occurs during the SQL Data Sync when creating it in the Azure portal.

      I created a Sync group, tried running it, the sync failed, and left the Hub database throwing SQL errors in my web app. Thus, there should be some sort of notification that the Hub database is modified when running the Sync.

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      • Are there any way to use SQL Data Sync with "Allow access to Azure Service" OFF

        As far as I know, as of now we have to enable "Allow access to Azure Service" ON when we use SQL Data Sync. However, I don't want to enable this option because any applications in Azure can pass through firewall rule and this may be security vulnerability.

        I'd appreciate it if you could provide public IP address on Azure Data Sync Agent to be restricted on Azure SQL Server's firewall rules.

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        • Hi, we need to have access to the sync pipeline to be able to change some values depending on the destination databases as well as improve c

          Hi,
          We need to have access to the sync pipeline to be able to change some values depending on the destination databases as well as improve conflict resolution.
          Thanks for your help

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          • Support filtered indexes

            We used a member database that included a table with a filtered index (i.e. WHERE is_deleted = 0).

            The initial sync recreated the table and the indexes, but omitted the where condition, which made subsequent syncs fail.

            6 votes
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            • Fast one-way sync

              Have any easy to configure one-way, all tables sync.

              4 votes
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              • Allow date / datetime as part of the primary key

                I have a few tables that use date and datetime as part of the primary key, and would like to be able to synchronise these tables which is currently unsupported.

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                • Support user-defined data types

                  Much of my database is user-defined types, which aren't supported.

                  3 votes
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                  • Operation not supported on version 12.0 SqlAzureDatabase

                    Fix issue that appear when refreshing list of source (hub) tables and generates the following error message:

                    Getting schema information for the database failed with the exception "Failed to retrieve data for this request.
                    Inner exception: Operation not supported on version 12.0 SqlAzureDatabase.
                    For more information, provide tracing ID ‘6e7db290-b5f9-4782-aab8-5f1a945740d4’ to customer support."

                    7 votes
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                    • Include a view to display number of source changes(inserted ,updated and deleted)which help user to run on demand Sync

                      Include a view to display number of changes(inserted ,updated and deleted) occurred in source which help us to run on demand Sync

                      3 votes
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                      • Get Notification when Data Sync fails

                        Need to be able to get a notification if the sync fails. I cannot be checking in portal to find failures.
                        Not having this ability would be a show stopper for me.
                        Is there some sort of query I can use to monitor failures?

                        12 votes
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                        • Allow filtering (where clause to defined) for synced data

                          I want to pull data from a table, however I don't need all the data. I only need the data which meets certain criteria and can be easily filtered with a where clause in a sql query.
                          Allow to filter on column values.

                          7 votes
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                          • Improve Log Readability on Error

                            If a sync agent or sync group fails, the error is long an very difficult to read in the blade. You should be able to click on the error and it expand to another balde

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                            • ability to rename schema and table names

                              if we need to sync 10 databases to single database and have some common tablenames, we can't use data sync. Can It provide an option to rename schema as well as table in destination so that we have same data from different databases without worrying for the names.

                              7 votes
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                              • Set filter option before refresh schema

                                Include the possibility to use a filter before refresh schema is clicked. This will solve the issue with using databases with more than 500 tables if you only need a couple.

                                11 votes
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                                • Option to enter proxy address and credentials in the application

                                  For enterprise customers, add a field for the proxy address and credentials ti use when connecting to internet.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Make it possible for VS Schema Compare to ignore tables, triggers, etc added by data sync

                                    We use Schema Compare to detect/make changes to our databases. Data Sync adds a bunch of Tables, Procedures, Triggers, etc. and it makes it hard to use the schema compare tool. Just unchecking all the checkboxes so Schema Compare knows to ignore the Data Sync stuff is a pain and then we still have to wade through a ton of items every time we do a schema compare.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Allow multiple logins to same server/database

                                      Allow adding same server and same database with different logins. Currently if I try to add another connection to the same database on the same server, the action is aborted.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Have EventHub as a target for data sync

                                        If Data Sync could send data to event hub reliably from SQLDB or SQL on premise one could then build your own processing, whether it be to DW, DB, stream insight, aggregate etc.

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                                        • Allow IaaS to PaaS

                                          Allow Data to Sync from a VM running SQL to an Azure SQL PaaS model, provided the Database passes the compatibility test.

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