Information on Azure Databases for Visual Studio Code.  With Azure databases user’s can have their databases on premise, example in a data center, or in the cloud using scrapbooks, with rich Intellisense, users then connect to Azure to manage their PostgreSQL and Cosmos DB databases, with support for MongoDB, Graph Gremlin, and SQL.  Visual Studio Code is a graphical code editor for Linux, macOS, and Windows. It supports extensions, including the mssql extension for querying a SQL Server instance, Azure SQL Database, an Azure SQL Managed Instance.

You can use Visual Studio Code to connect to Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance and then run Transact-SQL statements to query, insert, update, and delete data. Visual Studio Code also can collects usage data and sends it to Microsoft to help improve users products and services. Link below to Market Place website with more information on working with Azure Databases, with Visual Studio Code.


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Modernize Banking with Cloud Native Solutions infused with machine learning & artificial intelligence.  IBM Cloud Native Solutions are an open-source collection of assets that enable application development and support teams to deliver business value quickly using Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud.

In the below video, Katharine Harrison, Product Manager at IBM, explains how IBM Cloud Paks and IBM Financial Services Workbench can help banks speed modernization by adding intelligent, integrated automation to the loan decisioning process, and by developing composable banking solutions.

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Information on Azure Storage solutions, video talking about App development and Kubernetes workloads, also act as introduction to other available Azure Storage services.   Azure Storage platform is Microsoft's cloud storage solution for modern data storage scenarios. 

Azure Storage platform a massively scalable object store for data objects, disk storage for Azure virtual machines, messaging store for reliable messaging, between application components, and a file system service for the cloud.  The core Azure Storage services offer are, for data services, are Azure Blobs, Azure Files, Azure Queues, Azure Tables and Azure Disk.  Link below to a video, from Microsoft Azure, YouTube channel with detail information on Azure Storage services.

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Developing on PostgreSQL with Google Cloud Spanner. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system with over 30 years of active development that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability and performance.

Cloud Spanner is a distributed SQL database management and storage service developed by Google. It provides features such as global transactions, automatic multi-site replication, strongly consistent reads. Last year at the Next 2021 conference, Google announced a PostgreSQL interface for Cloud Spanner. The new Cloud Spanner interface in preview now, combines the scalability and reliability of Spanner with the familiarity among developers and portability of PostgreSQL, link below to a video.

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