Azure SQL database is a fully managed relational database in the Microsoft cloud. It is a scalable, durable and performant database engine that allows developers to focus on the business logic without worrying about storage or server uptime. The main difference between SQL Server on premises and Azure SQL Database is that in Azure SQL Database only database level features are available. Features, like SQL Server Agent or SQL Server Mail are not supported by Azure SQL Database. However, in some situations we want to send an email from inside stored procedures. This post will show how to solve this challenge.
I’ve found Logic Apps to be surprisingly easy for this kind of thing, including connectors to outside mail services like Gmail. H/T Maria via Madeira Data’s blog.