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Python on Azure

Build and deploy your Python apps in the cloud – and go further with AI and data science

Why Python on Azure?

Build Python web apps in the cloud

Build better web apps, faster, with our managed application platform-optimised for Python. Connect your apps to data using Azure services for popular relational and non-relational (SQL and NoSQL) databases.

A complete platform for AI and machine learning with Python

Quickly and easily build, train, host and deploy models from any Python environment with Azure services for data science and machine learning. Or bring in prebuilt AI solutions to deliver cutting-edge experiences to your Python apps.

Our tools for Python development – or yours

Build and debug your Python apps with Visual Studio Code, our free editor for Windows, macOS and Linux. Azure and Visual Studio Code also integrate seamlessly with GitHub, enabling you to adopt a full DevOps lifecycle for your Python apps. Or bring the tools you’re used to.

See what’s possible

Web apps

Focus on your application’s code, not on infrastructure. Run Django and Flask apps on our serverless platform with Azure Web Apps on Linux or Azure Functions while Azure takes care of the underlying infrastructure.

Azure offers both relational and non-relational databases as managed services. Easily add these to your Python apps, choosing from among managed solutions for PostgreSQL and MySQL, Redis, Azure Cosmos DB (compatible with MongoDB) and other services.

Deploy your Python web app

AI and machine learning

Build, train and deploy your models with Azure Machine Learning using the Python SDK, or tap into prebuilt intelligent APIs for vision, speech, language, knowledge and search, with a few lines of code.

Data scientists working with Python can use familiar tools. Get started quickly with built-in collaborative Jupyter notebooks for a code-first experience. With Azure Machine Learning you get a fully configured and managed development environment in the cloud.

Try Azure Machine Learning

Dev tools and DevOps

Try Visual Studio Code, our popular editor for building and debugging Python apps. It’s free, open-source and runs on macOS, Linux and Windows. With over 20,000 extensions, it offers a customisable environment for creating Python apps and deploying them to the cloud.

Try Python with Visual Studio Code

Then host your Git repositories on GitHub and use GitHub Actions as your CI/CD platform to build and test your Python applications. GitHub Actions also lets you easily deploy your Python apps to the cloud, with direct integrations into Azure App Service, Azure Functions, Azure Kubernetes Services and dozens more.

Use GitHub Actions with Azure

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Building Python apps with Azure and Visual Studio Code

Learn how Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Code can enable you to build powerful Python apps faster.

Ready when you are – start developing apps with Python on Azure