Azure SQL Database new performance levels and storage add-ons
Date updated: 19 September 2017
New performance levels and storage add-ons in Azure SQL Database are now in preview.
New standard tier performance levels S4, S6, S7, S9 and S12 are well suited for CPU-intensive workloads that don’t require the input/output performance provided by the premium tier. New storage add-ons enable you to purchase extra storage without having to increase DTUs or eDTUs. Purchase extra storage for S3–S12, P1–P6 and PRS1–PRS6 databases up to 1 TB, for standard elastic pools up to 4 TB, and for smaller eDTU premium pools up to 1 TB.
Learn more about performance levels and storage add-ons in this blog post.