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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.

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