Learn the differences between the Basic, Standard, and Premium tiers of Azure SQL Single Database.

Provisioning is one component of maximizing the value of your deployment – licensing is another.

In this video with Matt Gordon, take a walk through the differences between licensing by DTU and by vCore and talk about what may be right for you and your needs.

Learn more about the deployment options for Azure SQL Database. 

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[00:00] – Introduction
[00:41] – Deployment options in Azure SQL Database, including elastic pool, single database and Managed Instance
[03:33] – DTU service tiers (Basic, Standard, Premium)
[07:08] – vCore service tiers (General Purpose, Hyperscale, Business Critical)
[08:08] – General Purpose tier: Provisioned vs Serverless
[09:16] – Compute Generation: Gen4 vs Gen5
[10:01] – Decision points for Provisioned vs Serverless compute tiers
[13:25] – Saving money with Azure Hybrid Use Benefits
[13:58] – Business Critical tier and read scale-out
[15:42] – Hyperscale tier
[21:03] – Summary of deployment options
[22:17] – Finalizing the creation of a new Azure SQL Database
[23:02] – Summary and wrap-up