Azure SQL Database Serverless Tier

Azure SQL Database, Microsoft’s hosted database service, has released a new single database deployment tier called Serverless that automatically scales and pauses compute resources to meet demand, helping to control costs. The new tier is designed for workloads with highly variable usage patterns, such as an internal forecasting database application that is used heavily but at infrequent intervals, or an external database application that receives heavy use in only one part of the day.

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