sys.database_service_objectives (Azure SQL Database)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: noSQL Server yesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns the edition (service tier), service objective (pricing tier) and elastic pool name, if any, for an Azure SQL database or an Azure SQL Data Warehouse. If logged on to the master database in an Azure SQL Database server, returns information on all databases. For Azure SQL Data Warehouse, you must be connected to the master database.

For information on pricing , see SQL Database options and performance: SQL Database Pricing and SQL Data Warehouse Pricing.

To change the service settings, see ALTER DATABASE (Azure SQL Database) and ALTER DATABASE (Azure SQL Data Warehouse).

The sys.database_service_objectives view contains the following columns.

Column Name Data type Description
database_id int The ID of the database, unique within an instance of Azure SQL Database server. Joinable with sys.databases (Transact-SQL).
edition sysname The service tier for the database or data warehouse: Basic, Standard, Premium or Data Warehouse.
service_objective sysname The pricing tier of the database. If the database is in an elastic pool, returns ElasticPool.

On the Basic tier, returns Basic.

Single database in a standard service tier returns one of the following: S0, S1, S2, or S3.

Single database in a premium tier returns of the following: P1, P2, P4, P6/P3, or P11.

SQL Data Warehouse returns DW100 through DW2000.
elastic_pool_name sysname The name of the elastic pool that the database belongs to. Returns NULL if the database is a single database or a data warehoue.


Requires dbManager permission on the master database. At the database level, the user must be the creator or owner.


This example can be run on the master database or on user databases. The query returns the name, service, and performance tier information of the database(s).

FROM sys.databases d   
JOIN sys.database_service_objectives slo    
ON d.database_id = slo.database_id;