Azure SQL Database

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


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.

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Getting Started

  1. 10/24/2022, Learning Module
    This module introduces Azure SQL. Learn about various deployment options and service tiers and what to use for your organization.


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The Azure SQL Migration extension allows offline database migrations of on-premises and cloud SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database, providing a comprehensive modernization experience in...
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Automatically scale compute based on workload demand using serverless for Hyperscale in Azure SQL Database.
VBS enclaves enable you with the flexibility to use Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in all Azure SQL Database offerings.
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We’re excited to announce that support for the new Azure Durable Functions storage providers, Netherite and Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL), is now generally available! Some of you may have learned...
We're pleased to announce that Spring Cloud Azure version 4.5.0 has been released and is available from Maven Central. This release is compatible with:   Spring Boot versions: 2.5.0 through...
Leverage new premium-series hardware based on the latest Intel CPUs that offers significantly improved performance and scalability on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale.
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...
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...
Shape your query plans without changing the code.
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.
Enable proof that your database has not been tampered with and restore it back to the original value if needed by enabling ledger in Azure SQL Database.
Simplify and expedite application development and reduce time-to-market with new features for Azure SQL Database.
Data storage limits have increased over 30% for selected mid-size compute configurations to help reduce costs.