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Database management

Why should you migrate your databases to Azure?

Most CIO’s and CXO’s face some common challenges while running on-premise databases. They face operational challenges like firewall policy maintenance, security patches, OS upgrades, and firmware upgrades. The on-premise database also makes it hard to run their internal IT projects in terms of audit compliance review and capacity upgrades. 

Technically, you have to run your business as per the hardware capacity with an on-premise database! 

Moreover, you need a big team of technical resources including network engineers, system engineers, security consultants, etc. to run your IT infrastructure. You also need to wait for days to hear from your team on certain tasks. 

Data security is another primary concern for the on-premise databases.  

Hence, complexity is growing in the on-premise database landscape. We are explaining here why you should migrate your on-premise database to Azure. 

The Azure SQL Database is an intelligent, relational, and scalable database service built for the cloud. It is a highly available database with automatic tuning and built-in AI capabilities. You can build new applications without fearing about storage size.

Why you should migrate your on-premise database to Azure

When you migrate your on-premise database to Azure, you get the following key benefits:

Highly available fully-managed database

Azure offers a SQL database as a platform as a service (PaaS) to handle your database management functions including upgrading, patching, backups, and monitoring without involving any user. It always runs on the latest version of the SQL server database. You can backup your data, updates, and provisioning automatically. PaaS enables you to focus on critical database administration and activity optimizing. Moreover, you can build highly available and high performing data storage layers for your apps with Azure. 

It is the right choice for every modern cloud application as you can process both relational data and non-relational structures including graphs, JSON, spatial, and XML. With an Azure SQL database you can:

  • Have fully managed service
  • Built-in high availability, backups, common maintenance operations
  • Handles all patching and updating activities of the SQL and OS code
  • You don’t need to manage your underlying infrastructure

Scale your performance with a vCore-based purchasing model and a DTU-based purchasing model

Hyperscale your storage with responsive serverless computing

You can automatically scale your compute base as per workload demands and bills/seconds with the Azure SQL database. The serverless compute tier pauses the database automatically during an inactive period. During such times you just need to pay bills for the storage. It resumes the database when the activity returns.

The Hyperscale service tier is the latest in the vCore-based purchasing model. It offers highly scalable storage. The compute performance tire leverages the Azure architecture to scale storage and computing resources.

Secure your data with layers of protection

The Azure SQL Database protects your data with intelligent threat detection and built-in controls. The layers of protection include:

  • Network Security: Secure your network with firewalls.
  • Access Management: SQL authentication with username and password. Secure access with Azure Active Directory authentication.
  • Threat Management: Monitor logs and events. The Advanced threat Protection analyzes your logs to identify unusual behavior in the database. 
  • Information Protection: Encrypt customer data in transit between the customer and server.

Get 99.9% SLA clarity with built-in AI

The automatic tuning of the Azure SQL Database is based on AI and machine learning. Hence it can provide high performance and stable workloads with continuous performance. With built-in intelligence, it monitors the executed queries continuously. It also enhances performance automatically. This happens by adapting the database dynamically as per changing workloads and applying tuning recommendations.

The auto-tuning learns from all Azure databases through AI and enhances its tuning actions. Azure SQL database can auto-tune:        

  • Automated performance tuning of all databases
  • Automated verification of performance gains
  • Automated rollback and self-correction
  • Tuning history
  • Tuning action Transact-SQL (T-SQL) scripts for manual deployments
  • Proactive workload performance monitoring
  • Scale-out capability on hundreds of thousands of databases
  • Support DevOps resources and manage TCO

Migrate your on-premise database to Azure with MiCORE Solutions

At MiCORE, we offer database managed services and cloud solutions with migration, 24/7

support, and monitoring. We help you to migrate your database to the Azure SQL database with architecture and design support. Leveraging our years of expertise, we tune your database to meet your availability and performance requirements. We know the Azure database and  Azure Cloud. Combining these two expertise, we work with you to build a feasible Azure migration strategy without hampering your current database related operations. Additionally, we provide SQL server support to run your Azure SQL database at peak efficiency.     

Talk to our experts today to know more about migrating your databases to Azure.