Innovate faster with Azure data services

Wherever your data is, Microsoft Azure will help you unlock its potential. Build intelligent apps faster using the tools and technologies of your choice and artificial intelligence (AI) that is already built-in.

Easily build and deploy anywhere

Use your team’s existing skillsets and tools you know and love to build intelligent apps and deploy without a change in code. Build once, deploy anywhere: in the cloud, on premises and to edge devices, with the confidence of global distribution to more data centers than any other provider.

Create an impact using an open platform

Choose your favorite technologies, including open source. Azure supports a range of deployment options, popular stacks and languages and a comprehensive set of data engines. Capitalise on this flexibility, plus the performance, scale and security delivered by Microsoft technologies to build apps for any scenario.

Develop apps with built-in intelligence

Building intelligent apps using Azure is easy, because no other platform brings analytics and native AI to your data wherever it lives and in the languages you use. Take advantage of a rich set of cognitive APIs to easily build new experiences into your apps for human-like intelligence.

Find the database product you need

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A fully managed relational database that provisions quickly, scales on the fly and includes built-in intelligence and security Azure SQL Database
A fully managed, scalable MySQL relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost Azure Database for MySQL
A fully managed, scalable PostgreSQL relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost Azure Database for PostgreSQL
A globally-distributed, multi-model database, including popular NoSQL choices, with industry-leading performance and SLAs Azure Cosmos DB
A fully managed, elastic data warehouse with security at every level of scale at no extra cost Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Help migrating your databases to the cloud with no application code changes Azure Database Migration Service

Find the analytics product you need

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A fully managed cloud Hadoop and Spark service backed by 99.9% SLA for your enterprise HDInsight
A fully managed cloud service that enables you to easily build, deploy and share predictive analytics solutions Machine Learning
An on-demand, real-time stream processing service with enterprise-grade security, auditing and support Stream Analytics
A no-limits data lake built to support massively parallel analytics Data Lake Store
A fully managed on-demand pay-per-job analytics service with enterprise-grade security, auditing and support Data Lake Analytics
An enterprise-wide metadata catalogue that makes data asset discovery simple Data Catalog
A data integration service to orchestrate and automate data movement and transformation Data Factory

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Databases

SQL Database

Built for developers, SQL Database is a relational database management system with enterprise-class availability, scalability and security and built-in intelligence capable of learning app patterns, that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Azure Cosmos DB

With a guarantee of single-digit-millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile anywhere in the world, this multi-model database service offers turnkey global distribution across any number of Azure regions by transparently scaling and replicating your data to wherever your users are.

SQL Data Warehouse

Scale compute and storage independently with this SQL-based, fully managed, petabyte-scale cloud data warehouse that is highly elastic and enables you to set up in minutes and scale capacity in seconds.

Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Stand up a PostgreSQL database in minutes and scale on the fly—this fully managed database service for app development and deployment also gives you high-availability, security and recovery at no extra cost.

Azure Database for MySQL

Quickly stand up a MySQL database and scale on the fly with this fully managed database service for app development and deployment that includes high-availability, security and recovery at no extra cost.

Analytics

HDInsight

A fully managed cloud Hadoop and Spark service, HDInsight provides open source analytic clusters for Spark, Hive, MapReduce, HBase, Storm, Kafka and Microsoft R Server backed by a 99.9% SLA.

Machine Learning

Easily build, deploy and manage predictive analytics solutions with this fully managed cloud service and deploy your model into production as a web service in minutes that can be called from any device, anywhere.

Data Factory

Compose and manage data services at scale with this globally deployed data movement service in the cloud that connects to on-premises and cloud data sources.

Stream Analytics

Develop and run massively parallel real-time analytics on multiple streams of data with this analytics service that helps uncover real-time insights from devices, sensors, infrastructure and applications

Data Catalog

Spend less time looking for data and more time getting value from it with this fully managed cloud service that lets you register, enrich, discover, understand and consume your enterprise data sources.

Data Lake Store

Built to the open HDFS standard, this is a no-limits cloud data lake for your enterprise’s unstructured, semi-structured and structured data that is massively scalable and secured and allows you to run massively parallel analytics.

Data Lake Analytics

Develop and run massively parallel data transformation and processing programmes in U-SQL, R, Python and Microsoft .NET over petabytes of data with this on-demand service that provides a simple, scalable way to analyse big data—in seconds.

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