Azure SQL Database Deployment Options

This article will discuss Azure SQL Database Deployment Options.

Azure SQL Database Deployment Options

When deploying your SQL database to Azure, you should consider two key deployment options. Those are as below

  1. SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  2. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

Each deployment option has its benefits and differs in terms of its costs and the control it provides you with respect to the platform. You need to choose the best deployment options that suit you based on your requirements.

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines deployment option is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution that runs on a set of standard hardware owned and maintained by Microsoft, you do not need to take any headache for the maintenance and infrastructure. Another advantage is that you can pay-as-you-go model already included with your SQL server license.

One more recommendation from Microsoft is that it is always better to use these deployment options if you are trying to migrate the applications that require OS-level access. This is one of the best options if you want fast migration with low cost and the coolest option for rapid development.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database

Microsoft Azure SQL Database is a relational database service from Microsoft. It is a platform as a service (PaaS). This also runs on a set of standard hardware and software owned and maintained by Microsoft, you do not need to take any headache for the maintenance part.

Another advantage of the Microsoft Azure SQL Database is that it is based on the pay-as-you-go model. You can also deploy an Azure SQL Database Managed Instance within Azure SQL Database.

The coolest benefit of the Azure SQL Database is, that it is nearly 100% compatible with the on-premises SQL Server that helps you a lot during the migration of local SQL database to Azure.

Note that the recommendation from Microsoft is that it is better to choose this deployment option when working with modern cloud applications and in case you have any time constraints for the development activity.

Now, based on your requirement, you decide which Azure SQL Database Deployment Options suit best for you.

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Conclusion

This article discussed all the Azure SQL Database Deployment Options. Now it’s your turn to decide whether to go with SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines or Microsoft Azure SQL Database. Thanks for reading this article !!!