Optimize price-performance with compute auto-scaling in Azure SQL Database serverless

Optimizing compute resource allocation to achieve performance goals while controlling costs can be a challenging balance to strike especially for database workloads with complex usage patterns. To help address these challenges, we are pleased to announce the preview of Azure SQL Database serverless. SQL Database serverless (preview) is a new compute tier that optimizes price-performance … Read moreOptimize price-performance with compute auto-scaling in Azure SQL Database serverless

A Cosmonaut’s guide to the latest Azure Cosmos DB announcements

At Microsoft Build 2019 we announced exciting new capabilities, including the introduction of real-time operational analytics using new built in support for Apache Spark and a new Jupyter notebook experience for all Azure Cosmos DB APIs. We believe these capabilities will help our customers easily build globally distributed apps at Cosmos scale. Here are additional … Read moreA Cosmonaut’s guide to the latest Azure Cosmos DB announcements

Azure SQL Database Edge: Enabling intelligent data at the edge

The world of data changes at a rapid pace, with more and more data being projected to be stored and processed at the edge. Microsoft has enabled enterprises with the capability of adopting a common programming surface area in their data centers with Microsoft SQL Server and in the cloud with Azure SQL Database. We … Read moreAzure SQL Database Edge: Enabling intelligent data at the edge

Self-service exchange and refund for Azure Reservations

Azure Reservations provide flexibility to help meet your evolving needs. You can exchange a reservation for another reservation of the same type, and you can refund a reservation if you no longer need it. Exchange an existing reserved instance You start the exchange in the Azure portal with Azure Reservations. 1. Select the reservations that … Read moreSelf-service exchange and refund for Azure Reservations