Microsoft to switch cloud SQL Server from Web APIs to RDBMS

Microsoft said its upcoming hosted database service will switch from standard Web programming interfaces to the same relational one used by its on-premise counterpart. SQL Server Data Services (SDS) will connect to database applications via Tabular Data Stream (TDS), the same protocol used by SQL Server, according to a post. TDS is compatible with Transact-SQL (T-SQL), a proprietary […]

Microsoft said its upcoming hosted database service will switch from standard Web programming interfaces to the same relational one used by its on-premise counterpart. SQL Server Data Services (SDS) will connect to database applications via Tabular Data Stream (TDS), the same protocol used by SQL Server, according to a post. TDS is compatible with Transact-SQL (T-SQL), a proprietary version of the SQL language long used by database developers to write applications for every major database. T-SQL works with SQL Server and Sybase's Adaptive Server Enterprise.

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