Migrate to Azure SQL Data Warehouse - 1, Setup Azure SQL Data Warehouse

I am using this series to describe the topics that related with migrating into Azure SQL Data Warehouse - MS MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) Data platform in Azure. In fact the name is confused for most of people who are familiar with SQL on-premises, in fact, Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a Azure SQL Database which supports MPP by using distributed Compute Nodes, so it created has to be under Azure SQL Database services.

I am trying to using multiple different DW systems to evaluate the 'Migrating': SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, RDS etc. Also I will use this series to compare pros and cons between different DWs in technical perspective (I hope I can.:)). 

Setup and initial the Azure SQL Data Warehouse is pretty simple, much easier than installing a SQL Server instance in the local server :).  Several Steps:

  1. Create SQL DW (Specify or create new SQL Server)
  2. Specify Performance Tire (DWU unit, 100 DWU initially)
  3. Specify administrator account

The following screen shot shows the server name just created:

Very basic request at this point is how can we connect and operate this Azure DW? Fortunately we have a very simple and easy way do that by using SQL Server Management Studio 2016. In the screen shot below, it shows we are trying to connect to the Azure SQL Server instead of Azure SQL DW as Azure SQL DW is a DATABASE.

When connecting the Azure SQL, the system requests to login Azure from client computer so that Azure SQL firewall can allow the computer's IP address to connect to Azure SQL.  The screen shot below shows the result when connected to Azure SQL, and the first Azure SQL DW: bridatadw1




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