Like clockwork, Microsoft times a flood of service updates to coincide with (and precede) its in Seattle, Washington. This year is no exception; today saw the debut of Azure SQL Database Edge, a small-footprint database engine for edge devices, and IoT Plug and Play, a no-code toolkit for connecting internet of things devices to the cloud.
“While much attention has been paid to the cloud innovations, the advancements at the edge are becoming equally remarkable. And, of course, the experiences built using the cloud and edge together are what become truly transformative,” wrote corporate vice president of Microsoft Azure Julia White in a blog post. “The intelligent cloud and intelligent edge application pattern, transforms the way we can interact with digital information and further blend