Azure Managed Instances are one of the newest SQL Server related PAAS offering from Microsoft (Azure SQL Managed Instance GA in September 2018). It can be considered a hybrid of Azure SQL Database and on-premises SQL Server with all the great benefits of Platform as a Service.
In this session we will explore
• What exactly are Azure Managed Instances
• The differences between Azure SQL Database, Managed Instances, and
SQL Server on an Azure VM
• What's good and what could be improved.
• How to start building and migrating to it.
We'll "lift and shift" our "production" instance up there and talk about the user experience along the way.
We will also discuss some of the future directions, in particular the new Hyperscale service tier.