Databases

Fully managed intelligent database services

Wherever your data is, Microsoft Azure will help you unlock its potential. Support rapid growth and save more time for innovation with a portfolio of secure, enterprise-grade, fully managed database services which support open-source database engines.

Azure database services are fully managed, freeing up valuable time you would otherwise spend managing your database so you can focus on new ways to delight your users and unlock opportunities. Enterprise-grade performance with built-in high availability means you can scale quickly and reach global distribution without worrying about costly downtime. And developers can take advantage of industry-leading innovations such as built-in security with automatic monitoring and threat detection, automatic tuning for improved performance and turnkey global distribution. On top of all of this, your investment is protected by financially backed SLAs.

Whatever you build, we will help you get it to market quickly, distribute it widely and manage it easily and confidently.

Find the databases 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 PostreSQL relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost Azure Database for PostgreSQL
A fully managed, scalable MySQL relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost Azure Database for MySQL
A globally distributed multi-model database, with support for NoSQL choices, with industry-leading performance and SLAs Azure Cosmos DB
A NoSQL key-value store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets Table Storage
High throughput and consistent low-latency data access to power fast, scalable applications Redis Cache
Help migrating your databases to the cloud with no application code changes Azure Database Migration Service
A fully managed, scalable MariaDB relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost Azure Database for MariaDB

Customers are doing great things with Azure databases

Popular game company lowers costs, increases its server flexibility and prepares for future growth with Azure

"From the get go, we wanted to make sure Next Games can operate globally with our servers and have more support for a truly globally distributed system, and Service Fabric gives you very good tools for that."

Kalle Hiitola, Chief Technology Officer

Top online retailer bets on Azure to provide a stellar experience for 15.4 million customers worldwide

"The service tier served 167 million requests in the 24 hours of Black Friday. We maxed at 3,500 requests a second on the product API and had an average response time of 48 milliseconds."

Bob Strudwick, Chief Technology Officer

How GeekWire is serving the latest tech news to 2 million readers worldwide

"Our page load times are very low, and we’re able to do it on a more powerful and scalable infrastructure that costs us 45 percent less."

Kevin Lisota, Web Developer

Roadmap for Azure databases

Native integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions

26 September 2017

With the native integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions, you will be able to simply add a trigger function directly from your Azure Cosmos DB account.

  • In preview
  • Azure Cosmos DB

Adaptive query processing support for Azure SQL Database

26 September 2017

SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduce a new generation of query processing improvements that will adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions.

  • Now available
  • SQL Database

Native scoring in Azure SQL Database

26 September 2017

Now available in Azure SQL Database, native scoring will allow you to score machine learning models generated by RevoScaleR or revoscalepy packages from Transact-SQL.

  • In preview
  • SQL Database