An Introduction to benchmarking in the Cloud
In this episode Scott Klein is joined by Charles Levine - Principle Program Manager Lead in SQL Server for benchmarking. In this episode Charles discusses the principles and concepts for benchmarking and how Microsoft uses benchmarks to assess the impact of database performance. Charles lays the foundation by defining what a benchmark is and then discusses the four criteria the makes a benchmark useful and follows that up by discussing the key factors that affect performance. Scott and Charles wrap up this episode by discussing why benchmarking is critical, especially when working with Azure SQL Database.