One of the intriguing options that's coming as part of SQL Server 2016 is StretchDB. I've been spending some time working with it and learning about it, and I've ended up with lots of questions.
It was great to get an opportunity to speak to Joe Yong to get all my questions sorted.
Hope you'll enjoy it too. You'll find it here: http://sqldownunder.azurewebsites.net/Podcasts