SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance provides a PaaS offering with features and management options similar to SQL Server on-premises.

SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance provides a PaaS offering with features and management options similar to SQL Server on-premises.

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Administrators may need to use both Azure Data Studio and SQL Server Management Studio to manage SQL Server deployments for the next few years.

Microsoft’s distribution of R, called Microsoft R-Open (MRO), is being retired in favor of the CRAN distribution, which will impact SQL Server, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and Machine Learning Server.

Azure Arc enabled SQL Managed Instance reaches general availability in July 2021, providing the option to deploy the scalable Azure service on-premises and in non-Azure clouds.

Chart compares Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance capacities, limits, and storage types.

Azure SQL Database and Managed Instance storage costs can easily surpass compute costs, requiring more planning to create realistic budgets.

Chart compares SQL Server database on-premises with SQL Server in Azure VMs, Azure SQL offerings, and Azure Synapse Analytics.

SQL Server database PaaS and cloud offerings provide alternatives to on-premises deployments, but choosing a destination includes trade-offs, and comparing costs may be difficult.

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) database management offering, based on SQL Server's latest database engine, that closely resembles a traditional on-premises SQL Server instance.

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) database management offering, based on SQL Server's database engine, that closely resembles a traditional on-premises SQL Server instance.

Azure SQL Managed Instance security and feature updates help remove barriers to using the service and a planned on-premises option could reduce cost and management.