Azure SQL Database glossary of terms

Context Term More information
Azure service name Azure SQL Database or SQL Database The Azure SQL Database service
Compute tier Serverless (preview) Serverless compute tier
Provisioned Serverless compute tier
Deployment options Single database Single databases
Elastic pool Elastic pool
Managed instance Managed instance
Server objects SQL Database server or database server Database server
SQL Database managed instance server, managed instance server, or instance server Managed instance
Database objects Azure SQL database Any database in Azure SQL Database
Single database A database created using the single database deployment option
Pooled database A database created within or moved into an elastic pool
Instance database A database created within a managed instance
Basic database A database created within or moved into the basic service tier of the DTU-based purchasing model
Standard database A database created within or moved into standard service tier of the DTU-based purchasing model
Premium database A database created within or moved into the premium service tier of the DTU-based purchasing model
General purpose database A database created within or moved into the general purpose service tier of the vCore-based purchasing model
Hyperscale database A database created within or moved into the hyperscale service tier of the vCore-based purchasing model
Business critical database A database created within or moved into the business critical service tier of the vCore-based purchasing model
Provisioned database A database configured in the provisioned compute tier
Purchase models and resources DTU-based purchasing model DTU-based purchasing model
vCore-based purchasing model vCore-based purchasing model
vCore A core provided to the guest OS by the hypervisor.
Service tier A level of service within a purchasing model
Compute size The amount of compute resources for a single database, elastic pool, or managed instance within a service tier
Storage amount The amount of storage available to a single database, elastic pool, or managed instance
Compute generation The generation of processor within a service tier
Database server IP firewall rules IP firewall rules IP firewall rules
Server-level IP firewall rules Server-level IP firewall rules
Database-level IP firewall rules Database-level IP firewall rules
Virtual network endpoints and rules Virtual network endpoints and rules