Azure SQL DB Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Azure SQL DB PaaS, IaaS, or SaaS?

Azure SQL DB is platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Microsoft manages most common database tasks for you, and they act as your DBA.

This also means that like a DBA, Microsoft will tell you “no” if you try to implement something that they don’t support. There’s no negotiations: the answer is just no.

Who is Azure SQL DB for?

Azure SQL DB is a good fit for new applications.

It’s a great fit for software-as-a-service companies and independent software vendors (ISVs) who want to put each