Azure SQL Database Previews Cost-Efficient Scalable Tier

Azure SQL Database, Microsoft’s hosted database service, is previewing a new single database deployment tier called Serverless that automatically scales and pauses compute resources to meet demand. The new tier is designed for workloads with highly variable usage patterns, such as an internal financial database application that is used heavily only once a week or an external database application that receives heavy use in only one part of the day.

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