Skip to main content

SQL Azure

Microsoft® SQL Azure™ Database is a cloud-based relational database service (RDBMS) built on SQL Server® technologies. It is a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud. SQL Azure Database helps to ease provisioning and deployment of multiple databases. Developers do not have to install, setup, patch or manage any software, as all that is taken care of by Microsoft with this platform as a service (PAAS). High availability and fault tolerance is built-in and no physical administration is required.

Customers can use existing knowledge in T-SQL development and a familiar relational data model for symmetry with existing on-premises databases. Additionally, customers can get productive on SQL Azure quickly by using the same development and management tools they use for on-premises databases services.

What is it?
Features
SKU, Price Model, SLAs
Other Components within Products
Environment
 

SQL Azure Database is a cloud database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides web-facing database functionality as a utility service. Cloud-based database solutions such as SQL Azure can provide many benefits, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, and reduced management overhead.

Key Features

SQL Azure is a key component of the Microsoft data platform offering flexibility and scalability; reliability and security; and developer agility. Let’s begin by looking at some of these features.

  • Manageability
  • Low-Friction Provisioning
  • High Availability
  • Scalability
  • Global Scalability
  • Proven Relational Data Model
  • Synchronization and Support for Offline Scenarios

PaaS Solutions

Virtual Academy

Get training on best practices for implementation. Sign up for Microsoft Cloud Academy

How to Get Started