Azure data services anywhere

Bring Azure data services to on-premises, multi-cloud and edge with Azure Arc

Introducing Azure data services anywhere

Azure Arc enables you to run Azure data services on-premises, at the edge and in multi-cloud environment, using Kubernetes on the infrastructure of your choice. Get the latest Azure innovation, elastic scale and unified management with a consistent cloud billing model.

Azure SQL Database and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale are available for preview on Azure Arc, with more Azure data services to come.

Latest innovations such as Azure SQL Database which provides evergreen SQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale.

Automation at scale for tasks such as setting up high availability, and elastic scaling without application downtime.

Unified management with familiar tools and a modern cloud billing model across hybrid infrastructure.

Unique security capabilities like Azure Threat Protection and consistent governance with Azure Policy and RBAC.

Always current

Access the latest features and capabilities from Azure for on-premises data workloads. Choose a variety of data services, including Azure-only capabilities such as Azure SQL Database which provides evergreen SQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale. Get the latest build from Azure Arc automatically and control the roll-out based on your policy.

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Elastic scale

Optimise performance of data workloads with cloud automation and elastic scale in your data centre. Spin up instances in seconds, simplify database administrative tasks such as setting up high availability with just a few clicks. Dynamically scale your data workloads based on capacity without application downtime – scale up or scale out easily for more read replicas or for sharing purposes.

Learn how to implement Azure data services in your environment

Unified Management

Use familiar tools like Azure Portal, Azure Data Studio, CLI or 3rd party to manage your data in a unified manner across on-premises and cloud. Gain additional cloud resiliency with long-term data retention for disaster recovery, and additional operational insights with Azure Monitor. Best of all, use modern cloud billing models to manage costs efficiently.

Unmatched security

Protect your data workloads with Azure Security Center in your environment, using Advanced Threat Protection and Vulnerability Assessment for unmatched security. Set security policies, resource boundaries and role-based access control for various data workloads seamlessly across your hybrid infrastructure.

Frequently asked questions about Hybrid Data Services

  • Azure SQL Database and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale are now available on Azure Arc for private preview. Over time, we will bring other Azure data services to Azure Arc.
  • Azure data services on Azure Arc requires you to have a Kubernetes cluster as the orchestrating fabric in your environment to run Azure data services on the hardware of your choice. We will work with major Kubernetes distributions as supported options.
  • Azure Arc automates database management tasks for management at scale. Fast provisioning, patching, setting up HA, backup-restore and on-demand elastic scale are available out of the box. Azure Arc also enables you to extend Advanced Data Security, Azure Backup, Monitoring, Role-based Access Control and Azure Policies for databases running in your environment. Please download the infographic here.
  • You need to install pre-requisite Azure Arc management software in your environment before provisioning Azure data services and using management capabilities. Please join the preview here.
  • We will bring a cloud billing model to Azure data services running in hybrid environments. Additionally, SQL Server customers will be able to leverage their existing licensing investments to adopt Azure SQL Database on Azure Arc. Detailed information on pricing and the purchase model is not available during private preview.

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