Support Merge Replication in Managed Instance
There are customers and ISV's who have built transactional solutions around Merge Replication and cannot easily rewrite them. ADF does not provide a workaround. This is preventing them from moving to Azure PaaS solution.
Thank you for suggestion. We are going to look into this.
Can I add to this.
Logan King commented
The software our company has created relies on merge replication taking place between clients and a localized SQL server instance.
We are moving all of our customers to the Azure cloud using a VM with and SQL instance to support merge replication - this requires us using Classic services to perform merge replication.
Is Microsoft working on incorporating merge replication in the Azure Database?
If so, when is the expected date this feature will become available?
Has there been any movement on this?
Two way merge replication is a must for Managed Instance
while two way transactional replication provides a partial workaround - having a complete solution to support multiple regions with as close to real time data transfers (updates at both ends) is critical