Introduction to Azure Arc-enabled data services

Database Administrator
Data Engineer
DevOps Engineer
Higher Education Educator
Solution Architect
Technology Manager

In this module, you'll learn the fundamentals of hybrid computing and Azure Arc. You will also learn the basics of Azure Arc-enabled data services including the overall architecture. Then you will learn the capabilities of Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe why hybrid computing is an important technology strategy for many users and businesses.
  • Describe what is Azure Arc-enabled data services and why it can be an important part of any hybrid compute and data strategy.
  • Describe the managed capabilities and benefits of using Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance for SQL Server workloads.


  • Basic knowledge of Azure
  • Working knowledge of deployment options for Azure SQL
  • Basic understanding of how containers work
  • Basic knowledge of the Kubernetes platform
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server