Azure SQL Database Documentation
Azure SQL Database is a 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 database 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.
Highly-available PaaS database that is always running on the latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine and patched OS with automatic database backups.
Tailor price/performance ratio to your needs with flexible performance tiers that span from affordable 5$/month to powerfull 80 core databases.
Scalability and elasticity
Easily scale up, scale out, or shard your databases depending on your needs to improve performance of your application.
Let intelligence built-in into the service to automatically tune your database performance, identify threats and vulnerabilities in your databases.
Use the Single database hosted in logical servers for your SaaS aplications and microservices that need a single database with the predictable performances.
Use the Managed Instance to easily migrate your on-premises databases to Azure PaaS with minimal or no database code changes.
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 quick-start samples:
Learn how to create, manage, and migrate databases using SQL DB
- Create and design the schema for a new SQL Database using SSMS or .NET
- Migrate an existing SQL Server Database to use Azure SQL Database
- Secure your SQL Database
- Implement a geo-distributed database
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