We are delighted to announce the general availability of Azure SQL Database (v12) in Microsoft Azure Government. This latest version delivers 25% more Premium performance and faster data recovery to help your objectives.
Azure SQL Database is a managed cloud database for app developers. The service makes building and maintaining applications easier and more productive. With built-in intelligence that learns app patterns and adapts to maximize performance, reliability, and data protection, SQL Database is a cloud database built for developers. You can focus on rapid app development and accelerating your time to market, rather than managing virtual machines and infrastructure. This is due to it sharing the same codebase as SQL Server 2016, Azure SQL Database supports existing SQL Server tools, libraries and APIs.
- Compatibility: Near-complete SQL Server 2016 engine compatibility.
- Performance: Increased Premium performance levels at no additional cost and support for larger database sizes.
- Security: Intelligent security, transparent data encryption (TDE) and protection including Azure Active Directory authentication support.
- Reliability Improved backup, recovery, and replication times.
Note: Over the coming weeks, existing customers will be automatically migrated to the newer version. If you don’t want to wait, you can upgrade to v12 using PowerShell. The ability to use the UI to upgrade will be coming shortly and we will update this post.
With Azure SQL Database in the Microsoft Azure Government cloud, you are assured of world-class security and compliance in the Microsoft Trusted Cloud, enabling U.S. Government organizations and partners to transform mission-critical workloads to the cloud.
- SQL Database documentation
- What’s new in SQL Database V12
- Create a SQL Database
- Migrate an existing SQL Database
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