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SQL Server vs SQL Database and DTU RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    Please help clarify the relationship between the SQL Database "DTU" and SQL Server "A7" Type CPU . If i subscribe to a SQL Server A7 but then i am just using SQL Database Standard "S1" will it slow down and render the SQL Server A7 package overkill? 

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 4:32 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Based on your description, it seems that you had mix up SQL Server on Windows Azure VcM with Windows Azure SQL Database.
    When create SQL database, there is no need to install Azure VM and the databases are charged on a daily basis based on the edition and performance level. For SQL Database Standard "S1" ,it is $0.65/day (~$20/month) with 50% preview discount currently.

    When using SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines which is similiar to install on-premise SQl Server on VM, the cost of SQL Server and underlying Windows Server VMs will be billed separately. Prices of SQL Server is based on the cores number and SQL Server edition you select.


    Reference:SQL Database Pricing Details
    Virtual Machines (SQL Server )Pricing Details
    Virtual Machines (Windows) Pricing Details

    Regards,
    Fanny Liu


    Fanny Liu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Fanny Liu Friday, June 20, 2014 2:08 AM
    Friday, June 13, 2014 9:08 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    It seems like this issue is more related to Microsoft Azure SQL Database, I will move this thread to Microsoft Azure SQL Database Forum for a better help.
    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Jambor


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    Friday, June 13, 2014 1:50 AM
  • Hello,

    Based on your description, it seems that you had mix up SQL Server on Windows Azure VcM with Windows Azure SQL Database.
    When create SQL database, there is no need to install Azure VM and the databases are charged on a daily basis based on the edition and performance level. For SQL Database Standard "S1" ,it is $0.65/day (~$20/month) with 50% preview discount currently.

    When using SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines which is similiar to install on-premise SQl Server on VM, the cost of SQL Server and underlying Windows Server VMs will be billed separately. Prices of SQL Server is based on the cores number and SQL Server edition you select.


    Reference:SQL Database Pricing Details
    Virtual Machines (SQL Server )Pricing Details
    Virtual Machines (Windows) Pricing Details

    Regards,
    Fanny Liu


    Fanny Liu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Fanny Liu Friday, June 20, 2014 2:08 AM
    Friday, June 13, 2014 9:08 AM