SQL Server Features & Components

SQTH04 An Introduction to Azure SQL Edge: The Database Engine for the Internet of Things


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory

Kendal Van Dyke

Senior Program Manager, SQL Server,


The Internet of Things isn't just about connected devices — it's about the information those devices collect and the powerful, immediate insights that can be garnered from it. Enter Azure SQL Edge, which extends the industry-leading SQL Server engine to edge devices to work with the data they generate while offering consistent performance and security across your entire data estate, from edge to cloud. In this session we'll talk about what Azure SQL Edge is (and isn't) compared to SQL Server, how to work with Azure SQL Edge and the capabilities it offers for IoT workloads, scenarios for where and how to deploy Azure SQL Edge, and how to integrate IoT data with your existing SQL Server footprint.

You will learn:

  • What Azure SQL Edge is and how to use it for working with data generated by IoT devices
  • About the built in ML and streaming capabilities in Azure SQL Edge
  • How to deploy Azure SQL Edge