Tag Archives: sql server 2016

Always Encrypted – An Over View – Part 1

Always encrypted is a new feature introduced to encrypt the  in rest as well as during transport. It’s been quite long time the feature has been released to general public. In this encryption method the encryption will be done at the client side. Encryption keys can be stored in Azure vault, Windows certificate store in client server or in hardware module. Since the encryption keys doesn’t sit in the database engine it doesn’t reveal the actual data and even this is applicable for an administrators.  Continue reading Always Encrypted – An Over View – Part 1

SQL Server 2016 – Configure Database Stretching

In the last two days we saw whats stretch database and how to identify the tables. Today we will see how to stretch your database to Azure cloud. Before we start I would like mention it again that the tables you choose for streching will migrate all the data to Azure which means we can stretch only the archieve tables so dont just blindly add all the tables. Just include only the required archieve tables. Continue reading SQL Server 2016 – Configure Database Stretching