Azure managed databases
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Simplify application development with fully managed databases
Choose among fully managed relational, NoSQL and in-memory databases that span proprietary and open-source engines. Focus on building innovative applications while Azure makes your job simpler. Fully managed databases automate tasks like configuring and managing high availability, disaster recovery, backups and data replication across regions, saving you time and money.
Work more productively and focus on application development while Azure takes care of database management. Optimise performance with built-in intelligence. Stay up and running with automatic feature updates and patches as well as the industry’s highest financially backed SLAs of up to 99.999% availability. Accelerate your database migration using Azure Migrate and Azure Database Migration Service.
Scale your application data across multiple nodes with Azure relational databases. Scale storage up to 100 TB with Azure SQL Database and scale to hundreds of nodes with Azure Database for PostgreSQL. For NoSQL workloads, use Azure Cosmos DB and get industry-leading SLAs that guarantee throughput, consistency, availability, latency and limitless scale for both compute and storage.
Choose from a wide array of relational and non-relational database engines, including popular open-source options. Take advantage of fully managed community editions of MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB, support for a wide range of tools and languages and API compatibility with MongoDB, Cassandra and Gremlin. Flexible compute options include serverless, provisioned compute and pools. Azure is the only cloud to offer serverless compute for both SQL and NoSQL workloads.
Protect your data with built-in controls. These include data masking, encryption at rest and in motion, intelligent threat detection and proactive vulnerability assessment that alerts and remediates potential threats in real time. Help safeguard your database with Azure Active Directory role-based access control. Use Azure Key Vault key management for essential protection of your data in the cloud.
Explore Azure managed databases solution architectures
Discover how you can use Azure managed databases to power your modern applications with these example scenarios.
Modernise legacy .NET applications for increased scalability, global availability and reduced costs.
Build applications based on cloud design principles to deliver breakthrough experiences to your customers.
Deliver insights to employees and superior service to customers by creating applications that scale without limits.
Build resilient, scalable and agile web and mobile applications with a microservices-based architecture.
Learn more about Azure managed database services
Family of SQL cloud databases providing flexible options for application migration, modernisation and development
Customers are doing great things with Azure managed databases
Learn how HSBC used Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Cosmos DB to build an intelligent and highly secure digital payment platform for their app, PayMe for Business.
Sameer Agarwal, Manager, Enterprise Data Analytics, HandR Block
"Azure SQL Managed Instance gives us a smooth migration path for moving existing workloads to Azure with minimal technical reengineering."
Jonathan Turwy, Senior DevOps Engineer, Finxact
"The operational ease and simplicity provided by the managed Azure Database for PostgreSQL service allows for high availability and geographically remote failover capability, deployed with simple infrastructure scripting."
Purna Rao, Senior DevOps Architect, Icertis
"We've realized three major benefits. One, we only pay for what we use. Two, relying on serverless automatic scaling instead of our own home-grown solution frees more time for innovation. And three, it helps our customers always get the right performance levels they need, day or night."
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Mike Smith, Lead Software Developer, Chipotle Mexican Grill
"Some of our data really lends itself to document storage versus relational, so switching to Azure Cosmos DB is a big win in terms of scalability, availability, and, down the road, geographic distribution."
Jelther Goncalves, Data Engineer, ClearSale
"Working in the Azure SQL Database hyperscale tier helps us streamline upgrades to new and existing applications, and with instant, unlimited scaling, customers can rely on us when it counts."
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We recommend using Azure Migrate—a central hub for discovering and assessing your workloads and migrating them to Azure.
Azure Migrate is a central hub of Azure cloud migration services and tools that help you discover server and database workloads, perform a detailed assessment of SQL Server workloads, and move server workloads to Azure.
Azure Database Migration Service helps you simplify, guide, and automate your database migration to Azure managed databases. Easily migrate your data, schema, and objects from multiple sources to the cloud at scale. Learn more about the migration scenarios currently supported by Azure Database Migration Service.
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