Microsoft Azure is is a cloud computing service operated by Microsoft for application management via Microsoft-managed data centers. It supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Azure’s managed database services include Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, and Azure Database for MariaDB, among others.
Azure SQL Database is a fully managed relational database service that is based on Microsoft SQL Server. It provides a range of features, including automatic tuning, high availability, disaster recovery, and backup and restore capabilities. With Azure SQL Database, users can easily scale their databases up or down as needed, and can choose from different performance tiers and pricing options.
Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database service that is designed to be highly scalable, available, and fast. It supports multiple data models, including document, key-value, graph, and column-family, and provides features like automatic scaling, multi-master replication, and global distribution.
Azure Database for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB are fully managed database services that are based on the corresponding open-source database engines. They provide features like automatic patching, backup and restore, and high availability, and allow users to easily scale their databases up or down as needed.