Azure monitor as observability platform for Azure SQL Databases and more


In a previous blog post, I wrote about reasons we moved our monitoring of on-prem SQL Server instances on Prometheus and Grafana. But what about Cloud and database services?

We have different options and obviously in my company we thought first moving our Azure SQL Database workload telemetry on on-prem central monitoring infrastructure as well. But not to mention the main blocker which is the serverless compute tier because Telegraf Server agent would imply initiating a connection that could prevent auto-pausing the database or at least it would made monitoring more complex because it would supposed to have