Azure SQL Database Documentation - Tutorials, API Reference

Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a service using the Microsoft SQL Server 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.

5-Minute Quickstarts

Learn how to create a SQL Database, manage it using SQL Management Studio, and develop with it in C#, Java, Python, Node.js, and Ruby:

Step-by-Step Tutorials

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

  1. Create and design the schema for a new SQL Database using SSMS or Create and design the schema for a new SQL Database using C#
  2. Migrate an existing SQL Server Database to use Azure SQL Database
  3. Secure your SQL Database
  4. Improve SQL Database performance
  5. Implement a multi-tenant SaaS application using SQL DB
  6. Implement a geo-distributed database

Free PluralSight Video Training


Find scripts to manage common tasks.