Provision and interact with SQL Server Database in the Cloud.
Azure SQL is a family of managed, secure, and intelligent products that use the SQL Server database engine in the Azure cloud.
Azure SQL Database: Support modern cloud applications on an intelligent, managed database service, that includes serverless compute.
Azure SQL Managed Instance: Modernize your existing SQL Server applications at scale with an intelligent fully managed instance as a service, with almost 100% feature parity with the SQL Server database engine. Best for most migrations to the cloud.
SQL Server on Azure VMs: Lift-and-shift your SQL Server workloads with ease and maintain 100% SQL Server compatibility and operating system-level access.
Azure SQL is built upon the familiar SQL Server engine, so you can migrate applications with ease and continue to use the tools, languages, and resources you're familiar with. Your skills and experience transfer to the cloud, so you can do even more with what you already have.
Many organizations have an aging or under-engineered data platform strategy.
There's been a significant trend of moving existing systems to the cloud, building new
applications quickly by using the cloud, and offloading some on-premises costs.
You need a plan for how to move some workloads to the cloud. And you need to understand how to set up your organization for success. You also need to understand how the role of a database administrator (DBA)
or data professional stays the same, and what changes you'll have to make. In this module, you'll
start with a brief history of why and how Microsoft built Azure SQL. You'll then learn about
the various deployment options and service tiers, including what to use for your organization, and when.. These options include Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine.
Understanding what platform as a service (PaaS) encompasses and how it compares to a traditional SQL Server environment will help you understand what you do and don't get when you move to the cloud.