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. Provide API’s to configure, manage and initiate sync

    Allow on-premises or cloud-based applications to configure sync groups and initiate syncs.

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    • Provide monitoring API’s

      Provide a REST API to allow synchronization status to be monitored programmatically. For example, current status of all Sync Groups to determine if syncs are succeeding or failing for any reason.

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      • Provide a roadmap for SQL Data Sync

        Provide information on what Microsoft has in store for the future of Data Sync. There has been hardly any work or updates to it in years, it has been in preview for that whole time.
        I really want to use this service as there is no equivalent on the market, but am hesitant to as it could be discontinued at any time.

        Is this product dead?

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          11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the suggestion! We are actively working on the roadmap, and will share publically when we have a concrete plan. Meanwhile, it would be great if you could share with us what scenario are you looking to use sync for. If you would like to be contacted offline, do leave a message and I’ll get back to you. — Linda Wang

        • Allow bulk insert when first populates data to target database

          It took over 10 hours to move 6GB of data to target database on the first synchronization. When I used SQLAzureMW, it took less than hour.

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            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            planned  ·  Shirley Wang responded

            Data Sync team is planning to improve initial synchronization performance by using bulk insert and other optimization techniques.

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