Azure SQL Database Previews Small Instance Deployment Option

Azure SQL Database is previewing a small instance deployment option, called Instance Pools, which may benefit customers with multiple small instances that would individually be expensive to migrate to the service. Instance Pools are based on the Managed Instance deployment option, which provides traditional instance-level controls, and are beneficial for applications that need a group of databases managed in the same instance. A cost limitation of Managed Instances is the starting point of US$566 per month for four virtual cores, which can be expensive for small instances.

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