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NTSSUG MEETING- FEBRUARY 21, 2019- Azure SQL DB Managed Instance - Today

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The promise of PaaS database offering for SQL Server is being realized. From the roots of SQL Server, Microsoft started a PaaS offering for a single database called Azure SQL DB. This is a database that is fully managed for you. But, there is stuff outside of the database that we have relied upon which blocked widespread adoption and migration. Microsoft released Azure SQL Database Managed Instance in the fall of 2018. The goal of this offering is to provide a managed service for a SQL instance including most (not all) of what we see when running a SQL Server instance on a VM or on bare metal. In this session, we will discuss the current state of Azure SQL DB Managed Instance and what changes to expect. We will also discuss various ways of migrating to this new service. Presented by: Rick Heiges, Sr. Consultant in the Data & AI space at Microsoft