The advent of cloud computing has brought a lot of innovation in all fields, and relational databases have been taking advantage of that innovation too. They evolved up to the point that many of them, Azure SQL included, now incorporate features that have traditionally been found in non-relational databases, distributed systems, and analytical platforms. Such evolution provides a great number of options in terms of flexibility and scalability, and yet still offers all the consistency and the guarantees provided by the solid mathematical foundations of relational algebra, so that a developer can have the best of both worlds: well-established technologies along with new and disruptive ideas in just one place.
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Mauri, D., Coriani, S., Hoffman, A., Mishra, S., Popovic, J. (2021). A Database for the Modern Developer. In: Practical Azure SQL Database for Modern Developers. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6370-9_1
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