Database Services (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB)

Services hosting databases on current community editions of MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.

Database Services (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB)

Services hosting databases on current community editions of MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.

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SQL Server remains Microsoft’s preferred structured data technology; however, several open-source Azure services now compete with SQL Server, and one is available on-premises.

The chart compares Microsoft’s on-premises and hosted database management offerings, their query languages, and the data types they support.

Microsoft's database management landscape includes on-premises and cloud solutions with proprietary and open-source products that are designed for all enterprise data types and workloads.

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.