Now this is a bit interesting! On Tuesday, the SQL Data Services team announced that SDS would offer full relational database capabilities. This has really perked my interest now, as I was never fully comfortable with the ACE (Authority, Container, Entity) data model. Now that SDS is going to support Stored Procedures, Views, Indexes and even Triggers, I think this is a product to get excited about.
Of course, the announcement means I still have more questions than answers! For starters; when will we get to start playing with the product? How is it licenced? Will it work out the box with SSMS? How will it interact with SSIS and SSRS?
Read the announcement here: SDS Team Blog