Platform as a Service

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) Database Engine that handles most of the database management functions such as upgrading, patching, backups, and monitoring without user involvement. Azure SQL Database is always running on the latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine and patched OS with 99.99% availability. PaaS capabilities that are built-in into Azure SQL database enable you to focus on the domain specific database administration and optimization activities that are critical for your business.

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Azure SQL Database provides a set of additional built-in PaaS features that you can use to more easily manage your databases.

  1. Advanced security detects threats and vulnerabilities in your databases and enables you to secure your data.
  2. Automatic tuning analyzes your workload and provides you the recommendations that can optimize performance of your applications by adding indexes, removing unused indexes, and automatically fixing the query plan issues.
  3. Built-in monitoring capabilities enable you to get the insights into performance of your databases and workload, and troubleshoot the performance issues.
  4. Built-in intelligence automatically identifies the potential issues in your workload and provides you the recommendations that can help you to fix the problems.