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.
SQL Database elastic pools are a simple, cost-effective solution for managing and scaling multiple databases that have varying and unpredictable usage demands.
SQL Database server
A SQL Database server is a central administration point for configuring security, tuning, backup policy, and other configuration properties on a set of single or pooled databases within the server.
Price and service tiers
Tailor the price/performance ratio to your needs with flexible service tiers that span from an affordable $5 a month to powerful 80-core databases.
Easily scale up your database to improve the performance of your application.
Platform as a service
Built-in high availability, automated backups, and geo-replication will help prevent maintenance operations, infrastructure failures, or hardware failures from stopping your business.
Help secure your database with Azure AD authentication, virtual networks, firewalls, and Always Encrypted connections. Identify threats and vulnerabilities with built-in security.
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 portal||Azure CLI||PowerShell||Azure Resource Manager template|
|Create a database|
|Create an elastic pool|
|Scale a database|
|Scale an elastic pool|
Learn how to create, manage, and migrate databases by using Azure SQL Database.
- Create and design the schema for a new SQL database by using SSMS or .NET.
- Migrate an existing database to Azure by using Database Migration Assistant or BACPAC Import.
- Secure your SQL database.
- Distribute your data globally by using a geo-distributed database.
- Find more how-to guides that can help you configure your database.
Find scripts to manage common tasks.