datasheet: Making the move to Azure SQL Database Managed Instances Datasheet
Read our Azure SQL Database Managed Instances datasheet to find out why Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings are very appealing to businesses of all sizes. For example, PaaS offerings add scalability and high availability while reducing administrative complexity. Most environments had databases from various versions of SQL Server (some of them really old) and needed modernization efforts to allow the business to realize the true value of the information within. Azure SQL Database and elastic pools have been a PaaS offering in Azure for quite some time and many databases have been successfully migrated. However, many more databases were not able to migrate due to “blocking issues”. Azure SQL Database Managed Instances (MI) solves these blocking issues!
Microsoft has committed to compatibility with older versions of SQL Server back to SQL Server 2008. This alleviates the need to worry about upgrading the database to a specific version. Since compatibility is handled as a database level setting, a single MI can service 100 databases with various compatibility levels. High availability is built-in to the service and disaster recovery is essentially a checkbox setting.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instances provide the scalability, high availability, and flexibility of a PaaS offering while reducing administrative complexity. It is the missing piece to help customers truly take advantage of the PaaS offerings and virtually eliminate any need for on-premises database servers.
Check out our Azure SQL Database Managed Instances datasheet for more information on how you can optimize your SQL Server landscape on Azure.