Microsoft azure providing multiple options for Azur SQL Database Tier, supported Azure Single Database, Azure Elastic Database, and Azure managed instance before starting for what is the options and the details of it if you need to learn more about Azure SQL provisioning, security, High availability, Performance, …etc. check this link you will find very useful articles covering the most basic topics in Azure SQL Database. ➡️ https://lnkd.in/eABFfrs 💨✅ Today I will start to explain the Purchase mode and database tiers related to Azure SQL Single, Azure SQL Elastic Database and Azure SQL Manged instance.

Azure SQL Database Tiers
  • Azure purchasing models
  • Azure SQL Single Database Tiers Options
  • Azure Single Database Tiers on DTU-Based
  • Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (GP)
  • Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (Hyperscale)
  • Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (Business Critical)
  • Azure Elastic Database Tiers Options
  • Azure Elastic Database Tiers on DTU-Based
  • Azure Elastic Database Tiers on vCore-Based
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance Tiers
  • References
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Azure purchasing models:

Microsoft Azure supported two Purchase model:

  1. DTU-Based Model: Supported Azure SQL Database only
  2. vCore-Based Model: Supported Azure SQL Database and Managed instance

For more information check this article

Azure purchasing models

Azure SQL Single Database Tiers Options

  • DTU-Based Purchase Model: Supported 3 level of Database Tiers (Basic, Stander, Premium)
Database Tiers in DTU-Based
  • VCore-Based Purchase Model: Supported 3 level of Database Tiers (GP General Purpose, Hyperscale, Business Critical)
Database Tiers in vCore-based

Azure Single Database Tiers on DTU-Based

Azure Single Database supported most of the Database tiers for the Two purchased mode DTU and vCore

  • Azure Single Database cannot support Database Size more than 4 TB
  • Azure Single Database in Premium Database Tier Support Read Scale-Out: The Read Scale-Out feature allows you to load balance SQL Database read-only workloads and this option not related for Geo-replication of Auto failover it is a feature supported by DTU Premium Tier and vCore Business Critical
  • Azure Single Database in Premium Database Tier supported database zone redundant in Selected rejoins as a high availability solution for more information check this post and this option supported also in Business Critical tier.

Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (GP)

  • Maximum Database Can be hosted in this tier is 4 TB with maximum 80 Cores when using Gen5 Compute hardware
  • GP Serverless Compute the resources based on your use not like the Provisioned compute the resource as Pre-allocated
  • GP Serverless billed per second based on your usage on vCore but the Provisioned billed per hour.
  • In GP Serverless you can Configure the maximum vCore and Minimum vCore, then based on this configuration automatically the memory will be calculated in the MAX and MIN
  • Auto-pause delay option in GP Serverless you can configure when your Azure SQL can be Auto-pause and this configuration will be accepted and applied when there is no session on Database and the CPU usage is ZERO for more information check this post also Auto-pause delay option not supported some options such as Geo-replication, Sync Database, LTR, Elastic Job
  • For more information about GP  Provisioned VS, GP Serverless check this post

Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (Hyperscale)

The Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database is the newest service tier in the vCore-based purchasing model and The first thing you need to know it that if you configure your Azure SQL Database Tier as vCore Hyperscale you will not be able to change this tier again for more information check this article and this article also.

  • Hyperscale supported only Gen5 (HS_Gen5_80) as Compute Hardware (up to 80 vCores, up to 408 GB memory)
  • Hyperscale supported up to 4 Secondary Replicas
  • Hyperscale supported Up to 100 TB Database Size
  • For more information about Hyperscale capabilities check this post

Azure Single Database Tiers on vCore-Based (Business Critical)

  • Business Critical supported Read scale-out option to scale the read-only transaction load for More information check this post
  • Business Critical supported database zone redundant in Selected rejoins as a high availability solution for more information check this post

Azure Elastic Database Tiers Options

  • DTU-Based Purchase Model: Supported 3 level of Database Tiers (Basic, Stander, Premium)
  • VCore-Based Purchase Model: Supported 2 level of Database Tiers (GP General Purpose, Business Critical) for more information check this article

Azure Elastic Database Tiers on DTU-Based

  • Azure SQL Elastic Database supported the 3 Tiers of the DTU-Based
  • You can configure the DTU based on the Pool and per database
  • The maximum database size you can host it on an elastic pool is 4 TB
  • Azure elastic database on DTU-based premium Support elastic pool zone redundant
  • For more information check this article

Azure Elastic Database Tiers on vCore-Based

In vCore-Based Purchased model Azure elastic database supported two tires (general Purpose and Business Critical) Hyperscale not supported here like the azure single database

  • Maximum Database Size in GP or Business-critical is 4 TB
  • In business-critical Azure elastic database supported database zone redundant in Selected rejoins as a high availability solution for more information check this post
  • For more information about Azure elastic pool limitation on vCore purchase, model check this article

Azure SQL Managed Instance Tiers

Azure SQL Server Managed instance supported only the vCore Purchased model with two database tiers option (General Purpose and Business Critical) for more information check this article

  • Gen4 hardware is being phased out and is no longer available for new deployments. All new databases must be deployed on Gen5 hardware.
  • Gen5 is available in most regions worldwide.

For more information about service tiers limitation on Azure SQL Managed instance check this article

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