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Azure SQL Database is a general-purpose relational database, provided as a managed service. With it, you can create a highly available and high-performance data storage layer for the applications and solutions in Azure. SQL Database can be the right choice for a variety of modern cloud applications because it enables you to process both relational data and non-relational structures, such as graphs, JSON, spatial, and XML.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 8/5/2020, Video, 0:03:14
    Azure SQL for beginners is a series to help bring SQL Server professionals to Azure SQL (Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and SQL Server in Azure VM). In this...
  2. 9/30/2017, Video, 1:08:56
    Azure SQL Database built-in intelligence features will maximize both performance and security of your applications, dramatically reducing the costs of running and managing...
  3. 1/14/2020, Video, 1:05:28
    SQL Server is the world’s leading operational database. Today 98 of the Fortune 100 companies use it to power their mission critical applications across all verticals. In this...

Azure SQL Database News

8/6/2020, Service Updates
Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in West Central US and South Africa North effective 10 September 2020.
8/5/2020, Service Updates
Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS is now in general availability.
8/5/2020, Service Updates
Greater recovery period granularity and automated backup compression now available, helping to optimize your backup storage costs.
8/5/2020, Service Updates
More flexibility and choice for backup storage redundancy with the addition of LRS and ZRS storage options.
8/3/2020, Service Updates
Beginning September 1, 2020, new Azure SQL Database gateways in multiple regions will start accepting traffic
7/23/2020, Service Updates
New memory optimized and compute optimized hardware options are now generally available in Azure SQL Database.
7/21/2020, Service Updates
M-series, a new memory-optimized hardware option, and Fsv2-series, a new compute-optimized hardware option, are now generally available in Azure SQL Database.
7/21/2020, Service Updates
Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).
7/20/2020, James Serra's Blog
I have wrote a number of blogs on the topic of business continuity in SQL Database before (HA/DR for Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Database high availability, Azure SQL Database disaster...
7/13/2020, Service Updates
New Azure SQL Database gateways are being added to Australia East, Canada Central, and West US 2 regions and will start accepting traffic on August 10, 2020.
6/10/2020, Service Updates
The maximum vCore limit for Azure SQL Database serverless has increased over twofold to 40 vCores. The higher limits provide greater compute auto-scaling headroom for serverless databases with...
6/10/2020, Service Updates
Transparent data encryption (TDE) helps protect Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and Synapse SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics against the threat of malicious offline activity by...
6/10/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Introduction Storing and retrieving data from JSON fragments is a common need in many application scenarios, like IoT solutions or microservice-based architectures. You can persist these...
6/1/2020, Service Updates
For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage...
5/27/2020, Service Updates
Azure SQL is the family of SQL cloud databases providing flexible deployment options for a wide variety of application patterns and control requirements.
5/27/2020, Service Updates
Machine Learning services with support for R and Python languages now include limited preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.
5/19/2020, Service Updates
Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity authentication with Azure SQL Database.
5/19/2020, Service Updates
Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity authentication with Azure SQL Database.
5/13/2020, Service Updates
We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an...
4/27/2020, James Serra's Blog
It used to be that the only way to use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) against Azure SQL Database Managed Instance (SQLMI) was to create a VM on the same VNET as SQLMI and use SSMS on that...