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Saving Money on Azure SQL Database

Andy Leonard’s speaking my language:

Regular readers of this blog know I am all about saving money. I’ve blogged about ways to set up inexpensive instances of Azure SQL DB. I recently learned a couple new ways to save even more money working with Azure SQL. Both methods begin the same:

Read on for a pair of tips. Serverless mode does work really well for dev environments and cases where you don’t need it up that much (and can wait the 3-5 minutes for the service to spin up the first time you use it that day). But if you’re using it 12+ hours a day, it’s actually more expensive than using the standard model.