Azure Database for MySQL
Fully managed, scalable MySQL database
Innovate faster with a fully managed MySQL database
Focus on application development, not database management. Azure Database for MySQL is easy to set up, operate, and scale. Enjoy advanced security, same-zone or zone-redundant high availability, and a service-level agreement (SLA) of up to 99.99 percent. Learn how to migrate your on-premises MySQL database to Azure with this migration guide.
Fully managed MySQL compatible with the latest community editions, that provides maximum control and flexibility for database operations
Intelligent performance recommendations provide custom analysis and suggestions for MySQL database optimization
Enterprise-grade security and compliance, and enhanced security capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Identity
Fully managed MySQL compatible with the latest community editions
Easily set up, manage, and scale Azure Database for MySQL. Automate the management and maintenance of your infrastructure and database server, including routine updates, backups, and security. Enjoy maximum control of MySQL database management with custom maintenance windows and multiple configuration parameters for fine-tuning with Flexible Server Preview.
Build with the latest community edition of MySQL. Use your existing tools like MySQL Workbench, programming languages, and drivers of your choice, including PHP, Java, Node.js, and .NET.Read the documentation
Optimize your MySQL database availability with a 99.99 percent SLA
Ensure your data is always available with same-zone or zone-redundant high availability. Azure offers an SLA up to 99.99 percent. For mission-critical applications, choose zone-redundant high availabilityLearn more about high availability options
Scale your reach and performance with built-in AI
Improve your query speed with AI-powered database monitoring and optimization features. Track execution statistics for your MySQL database with query store. Use query performance insight and performance recommendations to identify long-running queries and optimization opportunities. For read-intensive workloads, get global reach and scale with read replicas. Maximize performance for large databases with support for up to 16 TB of storage and 20,000 I/O operations per second.Learn more about optimizing your database
Simplified developer experience through tight integration with Azure services
Increase productivity with a guided developer experience that helps you simplify end-to-end deployment. Optimize total cost of ownership with burstable instances and stop-start capabilities, paying for storage only when your database is stopped.
Seamlessly integrate Azure Database for MySQL with Azure App Services, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets to deploy popular web applications, including Magento, Shopify, Moodle, Alfresco, Drupal and WordPress. Help safeguard your open-source innovations with Azure IP Advantage.
Advanced data security and compliance
- Discover, track, and remediate potential threats while they occur with Azure Defender.
- Control data isolation by configuring a virtual network.
- Perform double encryption with custom keys and Transport Security Layer (TLS) 1.2 enforcement. Your data is automatically encrypted at rest and in motion.
- Get industry-leading compliance, such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, FedRAMP, and ISO, built-in.
Find the deployment option and pricing that fit your needs
Scale compute, memory, and storage independently and pay only for what you use. Explore pricing and deployment options including Single Server and Flexible Server Preview. Save up to 60 percent with reserved capacity.
Everything you need to easily get started
Azure Database for MySQL resources and documentation
Developer tips and tricks
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"After moving to Azure in 2019, we've had no incidents. Changing our approach helped us successfully rebuild our reputation for reliable ICT."
Nobel Prize site achieves unprecedented scale and flexibility
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Robert Neumann, Chief Executive Officer at Ultra Tendency
"With Azure database services, we wouldn't have to manage uptime, backup, and recovery scenarios, and we could make the platform faster and more reliable."
WhiteSource streamlines application development
Uzi Yossef, Senior DevOps Engineer at WhiteSource
"We see Azure as a very mature, integrated environment that helps accelerate delivery of our solution and provide seamless, rolling updates."
KMD delivers rich healthcare experience
Flemming Havn, Head of DevOps at KMD
"We predict this will greatly reduce our costs because we won't have any capacity sitting idle. It will also improve performance levels: if a customer adds 1,000 new users without telling us, their database will scale automatically to handle it."
Azure Database for MySQL updates, blogs, and announcements
Frequently asked questions about Azure Database for MySQL
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:
- Basic is appropriate for workloads that require light compute and I/O performance. Examples include servers used for development or testing and small-scale, infrequently used applications.
- General Purpose suits most business workloads that require balanced compute and memory with scalable I/O throughput. Examples include servers for hosting web and mobile apps and other enterprise applications.
- Memory Optimized is suited for high-performance database workloads that require in-memory performance for faster transaction processing and higher concurrency. Examples include servers for processing real-time data and high-performance transactional or analytical apps.
Learn more about the pricing tiers and their corresponding compute, memory, storage, and IOPS configurations.