FIX: Queries on Stretch Database enabled databases always involves a network round-trip to Azure in SQL Server 2016 Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise CoreSQL Server 2016 Standard More Select Product Version All Products Symptoms When you run a query that queries data from a table or a database that has Stretch Database enabled, the query always involves a network round-trip to the remote data on the Azure storage. Resolution The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server: Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2016 Recommendation: Install the latest cumulative update for SQL ServerEach new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. We recommend that you download and install the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016 Status Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. References Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates. Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016 Did this solve your problem? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.