Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications through the Microsoft data centers. It provides the Software as Service (SaaS), Platform as Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and supports different database servers, programming languages, and tools.
Azure allows creating databases on various database server platforms, both open source and paid. The deployment is fast and scalable. Besides, the Azure license model is flexible, which helps to reduce the infrastructure costs.
The current article will highlight the following points:
- Create an Azure SQL Server instance.
- Connect to the Azure SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio.
- Create an Azure SQL database using SQL Server Management Studio.