How to Migrate SQL Server to Cloud for BI Workloads you ask? The short answer to this is “It Depends“.
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On a broader level, there are primarily three different ways solutions available today.
Solution: SQL Server in a VM on Azure
Solution: SQL Server in a VM on Azure or Azure SQL Database using the SAAS Model
Currently have the ability to disrupt traditional apps and business models in the market.
Either Create new or re-architect existing apps with the ability to meet customer needs to augment their products and services.
Re-architect for cloud to transition like Sage, Salesforce and others. Transitioning from selling software licenses to subscription based SaaS provider model.
In most cases, they are on-premise apps. Create or re-architect apps to cloud for internal use, moistly built by internal development staff.
IaaS is a great solution for lift-shift migrations and in some cases, for new builds too.
Use Azure Resource Manager to enable rapid development and deployment.
I hope that gives you a good enough reason to move to the cloud!
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