SQL Server On-Premises Compared to Azure Offerings

Microsoft offers multiple SQL Server database deployment options, including SQL Server on-premises, SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), and Azure SQL Database, an Azure-hosted relational database service. In general, the options support many of the most common SQL Server database and development features and management tools. However, they differ in control of the hosting environment, automated scaling and disaster recovery, database size, and availability of advanced features. Choosing a deployment scenario includes trade-offs, and comparing costs may be difficult.

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