Creating a Serverless Database in Azure


I have been experimenting with Azure in my spare time, trying to better understand this cloud service and how I can use it for data projects. My employer is considering building some applications here, so I want to be prepared.

In this article, I decided to document the process of creating a serverless database and give some impressions of what this means for me.

A New SQL Server Database

In the Azure portal, https://portal.azure.com, I can select the « Create a resource » link to create a new anything.

Or at least it seems like anything. When I click this, I