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.
PaaS database that is always running on the latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine and patched OS with 99.99% availability.
Tailor price/performance ratio to your needs with flexible service tiers that span from affordable $5/month to powerful 80-core databases.
Easily scale up, scale out, or shard your databases depending on your needs to improve performance of your application.
Use the Single database hosted in logical servers for your SaaS aplications and microservices that need a single database with the predictable performances.
SQL Database elastic pools are a simple, cost-effective solution for managing and scaling multiple databases that have varying and unpredictable usage demands.
Use the Managed Instance to easily migrate your on-premises databases to the fully managed Azure PaaS database service with minimal or no database code changes.
Platform as a Service
Built-in High-availability, automated backups, and geo-replication, will prevent maintenance operations, infrastructure or hardware failures from stopping your business.
Secure your database with Azure AD authentication, Virtual Networks, Firewalls, Always Encrypted connections. Identify threats and vulnerabilities with built-in security.
Monitoring and tuning
Built-in monitoring and intelligent tuning help you dramatically reduce the costs of running and managing databases and maximizes performance of your application.
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:
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 database to Azure using Database RESTORE, Database Migration Assistant, or BACPAC Import
- Secure your SQL Database
- Distribute your data globally using Geo-distributed database
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