A managed cloud database for app developers. SQL Azure is “Microsoft’s cloud database service based on SQL Server database technology and built on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing platform”. SQL Azure empowers the companies to store relevant data on the cloud and rapidly scale the size of their databases up or down according to business changes.
Azure SQL Database is the intelligent, scalable, relational database service built for the cloud. It’s evergreen and always up to date, with AI-powered and automated features that optimize performance and durability for you. Serverless compute and Hyperscale storage options automatically scale resources on demand, so you can focus on building new applications without worrying about storage size or resource management.
Eliminate the complexity of configuring and managing high availability, tuning, backups and other database tasks with a fully managed SQL database.
Accelerate your application development on the only cloud with evergreen SQL using the latest SQL Server capabilities, and never worry about updates, upgrades, or end of support again. (Read:- Azure Backup security capabilities for protecting cloud backups)
Build modern apps your way with provisioned and serverless computing options. Azure SQL Database serverless simplifies performance management and helps developers focus on building apps faster and more efficiently with computing resources that automatically scale based on workload demand.
SQL Database serverless is best for scenarios where usage is intermittent and unpredictable and you only pay for computing resources you use on a per-second basis, optimizing overall price-performance.
Switch to Azure SQL Database and get better price-performance than other cloud providers. It meets your mission-critical requirements while costing up to 86 percent less than the competition.