Azure SQL Database: Single database

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, easy-to-use, reliable, and secure database that you can use to build new applications, websites, and microservices in the programming language of your choice, without needing to manage infrastructure. Learn how to use SQL Database with our quickstarts, tutorials, and samples.

Five-minute quickstarts

Azure SQL Database enables you to perform basic management tasks by using the Azure portal, the Azure CLI, and Azure PowerShell. Learn how to perform basic management tasks by using the following quickstart samples:

Azure portalAzure portalAzure CLIAzure CLIPowerShellPowerShellAzure Resource Manager templateAzure Resource Manager template
Create a database
Create an elastic pool
Scale a database
Scale an elastic pool

Step-by-step tutorials

Learn how to create, manage, and migrate databases by using Azure SQL Database.

  1. Create and design the schema for a new SQL database by using SSMS or .NET.
  2. Migrate an existing database to Azure by using Database Migration Assistant or BACPAC Import.
  3. Secure your SQL database.
  4. Distribute your data globally by using a geo-distributed database.
  5. Find more how-to guides that can help you configure your database.


Find scripts to manage common tasks.