Services hosting databases on current community editions of MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.
Sidebar provides a technical discussion of how Azure Arc enabled data services work.
Azure Arc enabled data services offers a method to deploy select Azure PaaS database services on-premises, in third-party clouds, and in Azure Kubernetes Services.
The Azure Database for MariaDB service has stalled; Directions recommends customers avoid deploying new instances until Microsoft releases details in May 2022.
Lifecycle timelines for versions of PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB services.
Illustration shows likely version releases and retirements for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB services.
Azure open-source database services for PostgreSQL and MySQL receive important enterprise features to help the services work with other Azure services; however, MariaDB is lagging.
Azure Arc enabled data services Directly Connected mode simplifies deployment, security, and monitoring but requires a continuous connection to Azure and other Azure services.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL is ending support for PostgreSQL version 10 in Nov. 2022; customers should plan a migration to a newer supported version, prior to that date.
New features for Azure PostgreSQL enable connection pooling and column-oriented features, possibly enhancing performance in certain scenarios.
Database for PostgreSQL (and MySQL) previews Flexible Server, a deployment option for applications that need control over database and VM settings not available in the standard deployment option.