Azure Government Databases

SQL Database

For more information, see the Microsoft Security Center for SQL Database Engine and Azure SQL Database documentation for additional guidance on metadata visibility configuration, and protection best practices.

Variations

SQL V12 Database is generally available in Azure Government.

The Address for SQL Azure Servers in Azure Government is different:

Service Type Azure Public Azure Government
SQL Database *.database.windows.net *.database.usgovcloudapi.net

Considerations

The following information identifies the Azure Government boundary for Azure SQL:

Regulated/controlled data permitted Regulated/controlled data not permitted
All data stored and processed in Microsoft Azure SQL can contain Azure Government-regulated data. Use database tools for data transfer of Azure Government-regulated data. Azure SQL metadata is not permitted to contain export-controlled data. This metadata includes all configuration data entered when creating and maintaining your storage product. Do not enter regulated/controlled data into the following fields: Database name, Subscription name, Resource groups, Server name, Server admin login, Deployment names, Resource names, Resource tags

SQL Data Warehouse

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure SQL Data Warehouse documentation.

SQL Server Stretch Database

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure SQL Server Stretch Database documentation

Azure Cosmos DB

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure Cosmos DB documentation.

Variations

Azure Cosmos DB is generally available in Azure Government. The Add Azure Search function currently isn't available in Cosmos DB for Azure Government because Azure Search is not yet deployed in Azure Government.

Also, the URLs for accessing Cosmos DB in Azure Government are different:

Service Type Azure Public Azure Government
Cosmos DB *.documents.azure.com *.documents.azure.us

Considerations

The following information identifies the Azure Government boundary for Azure Cosmos DB:

Regulated/controlled data permitted Regulated/controlled data not permitted
All data stored and processed in Azure Cosmos DB can contain Azure Government-regulated data. Azure Cosmos DB metadata is not permitted to contain export-controlled data. Do not enter regulated/controlled data into the following fields: DB name, Subscription name, Resource groups, Resource tags.

Azure Cache for Redis

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure Cache for Redis documentation.

Variations

The URLs for accessing and managing Azure Cache for Redis in Azure Government are different:

Service Type Azure Public Azure Government
Cache endpoint *.redis.cache.windows.net *.redis.cache.usgovcloudapi.net

Note

All scripts and code need to account for the appropriate endpoints and environments. For more information, see How to connect to other clouds.

Considerations

The following information identifies the Azure Government boundary for Azure Cache for Redis:

Regulated/controlled data permitted Regulated/controlled data not permitted
All data stored and processed in Azure Cache for Redis can contain Azure Government-regulated data. Azure Cache for Redis metadata is not permitted to contain export-controlled data. Do not enter regulated/controlled data into the following fields: Cache name, Subscription name, Resource groups, Resource tags, Redis properties.

Next steps

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