With any solution, having the ability to use existing tools and processes can help drive adoption and minimize the learning curve for DevOps teams. Portal management, existing DBA and DevOps tools, such as Azure Data Studio and Visual Studio Code, are a few options. By incorporating dynamic scripting with Azure CLI, you then have all the benefits of a true DBaaS platform, or in this case, DB Instance as a Service.
Using these very familiar tools, entire database environments, including Always On Availability Group environments (with separate copies of each database), are deployed in two to three minutes. This keeps your DevOps teams working and delivering, with built-in out of the box resiliency.
This is the same SQL Server database engine that runs on Windows or on Linux with traditional SQL Server 2019 on premises installations. There is no difference. We reference the management tools . You may already be very engaged with many of these tools. Others, even if new for your toolkit, are very easy to ramp-up fast and become very comfortable.
As with any solution, the importance of maintaining the solution can be referenced in the release notes. We cannot stress enough the importance of monitoring, reading, and staying up to date with the detail provided by Microsoft in the release notes located . It is recommended that this be a part of your monthly routine to maintain cloud-speed technology.