Azure Database for MySQL
Scalable, open-source MySQL database
Innovate faster with a fully managed MySQL database
Focus on application development, not database management. Azure Database for MySQL is cost effective and easy to set up, operate, and scale. Enjoy advanced security, same-zone or zone-redundant high availability, and a service-level agreement (SLA) of up to 99.99 percent. Learn how to migrate your on-premises MySQL database to Azure with this migration guide.
Fully managed MySQL, compatible with the latest community editions, that provides maximum flexibility for database operations
Intelligent performance recommendations provide customised analysis and suggestions for MySQL database optimisation
Enterprise-grade security and compliance, and enhanced security capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Identity
Cost-effective, fully managed MySQL database
Easily build or migrate your workloads to Azure Database for MySQL. Set up, manage, and automate the maintenance of your database server, including routine updates, backups, and security. Achieve a 48 percent lower total cost of ownership1 and save with burstable instances or stop-start capabilities, paying for storage only when your database is stopped. Build with the latest MySQL Community Edition using existing tools, drivers, and programming languages of your choice.
Provision and scale quickly and easily
Provision a database in less than two minutes and improve query speed with AI-powered database monitoring and optimisation features. Identify slow-running queries with query performance insight, and further optimise your database with performance recommendations. Maximise performance for large databases with support for up to 96 vCores, 672 gibibytes of memory, 16 TB of storage, and 48,000 I/O operations per second (IOPS) to achieve throughput of up to 150,000 queries per second.
Build resilient, responsive mission-critical apps
Enhance business continuity for your mission-critical applications running enterprise-grade application services on Azure. Take advantage of new flexible server features, including user-controlled maintenance windows, server parameter configuration, and IOPS provisioning. Choose the Business Critical pricing tier for high-performance transactional or analytical applications, and get up to a 99.99 percent service-level agreement (SLA) for same-zone or zone-redundant high availability.
Deploy applications faster with the Azure ecosystem
Achieve faster innovation and increased productivity with a simplified end-to-end deployment experience with flexible server. Ship faster by leveraging GitHub integration for your CI/CD pipeline. Tap into the Azure ecosystem by using Azure Database for MySQL with Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), or Azure App Service to deploy popular web apps, including Magento, Shopify, Moodle, Alfresco, Drupal, and WordPress.
Build on a trusted platform
- Deploy on the trusted Microsoft Cloud and get enterprise-grade security features with built-in encryption and security layers for maximum data protection.
- Discover, track, and remediate potential threats in real time with Microsoft Defender for open-source relational databases.
- Control data isolation by configuring a virtual network.
- Perform double encryption with customised keys and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 enforcement. Your data is automatically encrypted at rest and in motion.
- Get industry-leading Azure compliance, including HIPAA, PCI DSS, FedRAMP, and ISO, built in.
Find the deployment option and pricing that fit your needs
Scale compute, memory, and storage independently and pay only for what you use. Explore flexible server pricing and deployment options, and save up to 60 percent with reserved capacity.
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Frequently asked questions about Azure Database for MySQL
No. Azure Database for MySQL is a fully managed database service, which means that Microsoft automates the management and maintenance of your infrastructure and database server, including routine updates, backups, and security.
The service tiers are primarily differentiated by compute, memory, storage type, and IOPS. See the Azure Database for MySQL pricing tiers for details.
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1Microsoft commissioned the Enterprise Strategy Group to commission a study in September 2021 on the economic validation of migrating on-premises workloads to Azure Database for MySQL. ESG validated that organisations have reported significant operational savings, have reduced risk, and have improved the speed of application development and delivery when migrating to Azure Database for MySQL. ESG’s modelled scenario predicts that a medium-sized development organization with 26 developers and 200 MySQL instances could realise savings of up to 48 percent over a three-year period, including an 86 percent lower cost of administration. They could also realise improved revenue of $15.5 million with earlier release of products, improved application uptime, and improved product quality by using Azure Database for MySQL, resulting in a 92 percent return on investment (ROI).