sys.database_service_objectives (Azure SQL Database)

Applies to: Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics

Returns the edition (service tier), service objective (pricing tier), and elastic pool name, if any, for an Azure SQL database or a dedicated SQL pool in Azure Synapse Analytics.

  • If logged on to the master database in an Azure SQL Database server, returns information on all databases.
  • For dedicated SQL pools in Azure Synapse Analytics, you must be connected to the master database. This applies to both dedicated SQL pools in Azure Synapse workspaces and dedicated SQL pools (formerly SQL DW).

Result set

Column Name Data type Description
database_id int The ID of the database, unique within the logical server. Joinable with sys.databases on the database_id column, but with not other system views where the database_id column is present. For details, see DB_ID.
edition sysname The service tier for the database or data warehouse: Basic, Standard, Premium or Data Warehouse.
service_objective sysname The pricing tier of the database. If the database is in an elastic pool, returns ElasticPool.

On the Basic tier, returns Basic.

Single database in a standard service tier returns one of the following: S0, S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S9 or S12.

Single database in a premium tier returns of the following: P1, P2, P4, P6, P11 or P15.

Azure Synapse Analytics returns DW100 through DW30000c.

For details, see single databases, elastic pools, data warehouses
elastic_pool_name sysname The name of the elastic pool that the database belongs to. Returns NULL if the database is a single database or a dedicated SQL pool.


Requires dbManager permission on the master database. At the database level, the user must be the creator or owner.


To change the service settings, see ALTER DATABASE (Azure SQL Database) and ALTER DATABASE (Azure Synapse Analytics).

This catalog view is not supported in serverless SQL pools in Azure Synapse Analytics.

For information on pricing, see SQL Database options and performance: SQL Database Pricing and Azure Synapse Analytics Pricing.


This example can be run on the master database or on Azure SQL Database user databases. The query returns the name, service, and performance tier information of the database(s).

FROM sys.databases d   
JOIN sys.database_service_objectives slo    
ON d.database_id = slo.database_id;  

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