Azure SQL Database

Build apps that scale with managed and intelligent SQL database in the cloud.

Overview

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed platform as a service (PaaS) database engine that handles most of the database management functions such as upgrading, patching, backups, and monitoring without user involvement. Azure SQL Database is always running on the latest stable version of the SQL Server database engine and patched OS with 99.99% availability. PaaS capabilities built into Azure SQL Database enable you to focus on the domain-specific database administration and optimization activities that are critical for your business.

Learning

Learning Paths

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News

11/16/2022, GA Announcements
Azure Synapse Link for SQL enables seamless near-real-time data movement from relational sources in Azure SQL Database and SQL Server 2022 to analytical stores without needing to build ETL pipelines.
Assess, get right-sized Azure recommendations for Azure migration targets, and migrate databases offline from on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL Database.
I have a varied client base. Many of my customers are traditional larger financial organizations. But I also work with start-ups and software houses. (Microsoft calls these ISVs – Independent...
10/12/2022, Azure Podcast
The team catches up with the developers of the Databricks Accelerator for Azure Purview to learn when, where, and why you might use it.   Media...
9/28/2022, GA Announcements
Easily move your previously migrated databases on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale back to the general purpose tier.
Scale up your computing power by 60% with a new 128 vCore compute size option on Azure SQL Database.
Contents Storage Azure Blob Storage lifecycle management  Orphaned Managed Disks  Geo-Redundant Storage Accounts  Recovery Services Vault  Recovery Services Vault & Backup Vaults  How to change...
Use Microsoft Purview to manage access to your SQL sources using access policies.