General availability: New Azure SQL Database Premium performance level, P15
Published date: August 24, 2016
As our customers build even more powerful applications in Azure by using Azure SQL Database, they need more options to scale performance for high-demand workloads. That’s why we’re announcing a new performance level within our Premium service tier: P15. P15 offers 4000 Database Transaction Units (DTUs)—that’s twice as powerful as our P11 offering—with extremely fast transactional performance, real-time analytics, and up to 1 TB of storage.
An advantage to running a SQL database on Azure is being able to scale performance up or down, on the fly, to adapt to changing workload demands. This new performance level lets you scale up database performance for explosive growth of application workloads.
For more information, please visit the SQL Database options and performance: Understand what’s available in each service tier documentation page. For more information about pricing, please visit the SQL Database pricing page.