Azure SQL Database Documentation

Azure SQL Database is a general-purpose relational database-as-a-service (DBaaS) based on the latest stable version of Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine. SQL Database is a high-performance, reliable, and secure cloud database that you can use to build data-driven applications and websites in the programming language of your choice, without needing to manage infrastructure. Learn how to use SQL Database with our quickstarts, tutorials, and samples.

5-Minute Quickstarts

Azure SQL Database enables you to easily perform basic management tasks using the Azure portal, Azure CLI, and Azure PowerShell. Learn how to perform basic management tasks using the following quickstart samples:

The Azure portalThe Azure portalAzure CLIAzure CLIPowerShellPowerShellAzure Resource Manager templateAzure Resource Manager template
Create single database
Create elastic pool
Create managed instance

Step-by-Step Tutorials

Learn how to create, manage, and migrate databases using SQL Database

  1. Get started with a single database and a managed instance using our quickstart guides.
  2. Create and design the schema for a new single database using SSMS or .NET
  3. Migrate an existing database to Azure using a native SQL Server backup file, the Database Migration Assistant, or by importing a BACPAC file
  4. Secure your SQL Database
  5. Distribute your data globally using a geo-distributed database

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