General availability: 4 vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances on Gen5 hardware
Updated: June 12, 2019
Four vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers, providing customers a cost-effective way to migrate SQL applications with lower compute and memory requirements to Azure.
The 4 vCore option provides more flexibility to customers in appropriately sizing managed instances based on their application needs and eliminate unnecessary database consolidation on a single, large-size managed instance.
Price of a 4 vCore managed instance is half the price of an 8 vCore instance of the same service tier, which considerably improves the cost effectiveness in production and dev/test scenarios. Visit Azure SQL Database managed instance pricing page for pricing details and managed instance resource limits to learn about technical characteristics of 4 vCore managed instances.