Azure Database Services for MySQL, PostgreSQL in Preview

Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL are Microsoft-hosted database services that remove the need to manage the underlying infrastructure. MySQL and PostgreSQL are popular, cross-platform, open-source relational database products that are often used as an alternative to SQL Server because they are simpler to deploy and less expensive. The managed services use the same back-end environment as other Microsoft-hosted database services, which provide quick deployment, scalability, high-availability, and automatic backups, but they have limits compared to on-premises deployments.

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