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The Azure SQL DB Serverless Compute Tier

Paul Randal explains why there is yet another tier of Azure SQL Database:

Over the past several years, I’ve helped numerous customers migrate SQL Server workloads to Azure SQL, including Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and Azure SQL Virtual Machines. 

In this article, I’ll explain some of the challenges of optimizing the compute cost for an Azure SQL Database deployment and review how the serverless compute tier can greatly simplify it.

Click through to see where the serverless tier fits and how you can make it work best in your environment.