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Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage.
Azure SQL Database managed instance SKU recommendation for Data Migration Assistant is now available
Expand the scope of on-premises SQL Server assessments to migrate legacy SQL Server instances to Azure SQL Database managed instances with the new Azure SQL Database SKU recommendation functionality, which is now generally available.
The new Hyperscale service tier for Azure SQL Database is highly scalable, enabling a database to grow as needed with support for up to 100TB.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now brings even more compatibility by offering a choice of time zone to eliminate need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud.
Azure SQL Database's read scale-out support in the Premium and Business Critical service tiers are now generally available.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance supports renaming databases.
Now in preview, the Data Migration Assistant provides support to help with migrating data from Cassandra to Azure Cosmos DB.
Azure Stream Analytics now natively supports Azure SQL DB as a source of reference data input.
Users can use data in SQL Database to augment their stream processing logic.
Data Migration Assistant support for target readiness assessment for Azure SQL DB Managed Instance is now available
SQL Server Migration Assistant support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now generally available.
Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.
Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.
Migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.
The range of available compute resources for vCore-based elastic pools and single databases has been expanded within the General Purpose, Business Critical and Hyperscale service tiers. This reflects our commitment to provide more flexibility and choice when converting DTU-based deployments and right-sizing workloads for the cloud.
Users can now migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.
Dev/test pricing is now available for SQL Database Managed Instance as part of the Azure Enterprise dev/test offer, providing a cost-effective way to run your development and testing workloads on Azure SQL Database.
Designed for mission-critical business apps with high I/O requirements, business critical supports high availability with the highest level of storage and compute redundancy. Additionally, you can save up to 80 percent off the license-included full price when you apply Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and reserved capacity pricing. Learn more about Managed Instance business critical and other Managed Instance updates in our announcement blog.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance SKU Recommendation for Database Migration Assistant is now in preview.
Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in two additional regions: West Europe and South-East Asia.