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DBAs have so many choices with SQL in Azure!

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Review of webinar: Choosing your Deployment and Licensing Model for SQL in Azure by Steve Hughes of Pragmatic Works.

In their words “When making the decision to move your SQL Server workloads to Azure, it is important to understand the right target
for your workload and the licensing implications.”

Hughes discussion covered the following topics:

Azure SQL Database – Single Database

  • Completely managed
  • Price 1800+
  • No server components included
  • Simplest version of SQL on Azure

Azure SQL Database – Managed Instance

  • Completely managed
  • Price $1700+
  • Most complete SQL Server option

SQL Server – Azure VMs –

  • Self-managed
  • Price $5700+
  • Should be last option chose
  • SSIS, SSRS and SSAS are not included

Hybrid benefits

Reserved Instances

  • Can prepay for discount pricing
  • Use it or lose it

DTUs bs vCores

  • vCores is recommended
  • vCores is best flexibility, control, and transparency

Demos on creating and configuring Azure SQL databases and a discussion on Dev/Testing pricing.

I give the webinar “Choosing your Deployment and Licensing Model for SQL in Azure” by Steve Hughes of Pragmatic Works a thumbs up. Right?

This excellent webinar was part of Azure Data Week 2019 By Pragmatic Works. Azure Data Week 2019 cost was dirt cheap at $49 for all webinars and you could review the material for a year. I hope there is Azure Data Week 2020 by Pragmatic Works because it was an all virtual event.


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