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Azure Database for MySQL

Innovate with a scalable, open-source MySQL database

Innovate faster with a fully managed MySQL database

Focus on application development with Azure Database for MySQL, which is cost effective and easy to set up, operate, and scale. Enjoy advanced security, high availability, and a service-level agreement (SLA) of up to 99.99 percent. Read the overview and learn how to migrate your on-premises MySQL database to Azure. 

Fully managed MySQL, compatible with the latest community editions, that provides maximum flexibility for database operations.

Intelligent performance recommendations provide custom analysis and suggestions for MySQL database optimization.

Simplified development experience and tight interoperability with Azure App Service and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Enterprise-grade security and compliance, and enhanced security capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Identity.

Build and save with a cost-effective MySQL database

Easily build or migrate your workloads to Azure Database for MySQL. Set up, manage, and automate the maintenance of your MySQL 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 the tools, drivers, and programming languages of your choice.

Provision and scale quickly and easily

Provision a MySQL database in less than two minutes and improve query speed with AI-powered database monitoring and optimization. Identify slow-running queries with query performance insight, and further optimize your database with performance recommendations. Maximize performance for large databases with support for up to 96 vCores, 672 gibibytes of memory, 16 TB of storage, and 48,000 input/output 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 apps faster using the Azure ecosystem

Increase productivity by simplifying the end-to-end deployment experience. Ship faster by leveraging GitHub integration for your CI/CD pipeline. Use Azure Database for MySQL with Azure AI ServicesAzure 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 Microsoft Cloud and get enterprise-grade security features with built-in encryption and security layers. 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, and perform double encryption with custom keys and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 enforcement. 

Built-in security and compliance 

Azure Database for MySQL solution architectures

Build and implement web and mobile applications using popular open-source technology.

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Frequently asked questions about Azure Database for MySQL

  • Read the Azure SLA.

  • Azure Database for MySQL is available in more than 40 Azure regions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

  • 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 Azure Database for MySQL flexible server service tiers for details.

  • Azure Database for MySQL uses MySQL Community Edition. See supported versions for the specific engine versions available.

  1.  Microsoft commissioned a report by the Enterprise Strategy Group in September 2021 on the economic validation of migrating on-premises workloads to Azure Database for MySQL. ESG validated that organizations 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 modeled scenario predicts that a medium-sized development organization with 26 developers and 200 MySQL instances could realize savings of up to 48 percent over a three-year period, including an 86 percent lower cost of administration. They could also realize 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).