Provision of VMs without local Databases and instead providing an Azure SQL Database

Prabha 236 Reputation points
2022-09-29T06:44:47.31+00:00

Hello Team,
Can we provide VMs without local Databases and instead providing an Azure SQL Database, so that the VM's are connected to a Azure SQL DB. I am just wondering if we could save costs by doing so.

Thank you.

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  1. Oury Ba-MSFT 16,886 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-09-30T19:41:17.527+00:00

    Hi @Prabha Thank you for posting your question on Microsoft Q&A and for using Azure services.
    As per my understanding you are looking to set up a vm so that you can provide your users access to VMs instead of providing an Azure SQL Database to your users. Please let me know if my understanding is not correct.
    I totally agree with @Bjoern Peters to deploy an Azure SQL Database. For pricing, I will suggest seeing the Azure SQL Database pricing calculator

    I will also suggest reading about Compare vCore and DTU-based purchasing models of Azure SQL Database to help you choose the type of purchasing model that will best suit your need.

    Regards,
    Oury