Have you been wondering what Azure SQL Database is and what it means for you as a production DBA? Azure SQL Database has become an Enterprise-worthy database platform that provides relational database-as-a-service. In this course, SQL Server: Understanding and Using Azure SQL Database, you'll learn the fundamentals of Azure SQL Database from a DBA perspective. First, you'll learn what Azure SQL Database is at a high level and then dive straight into the numerous features, many of which were finally introduced in the box version of SQL Server 2016. Next, you'll explore some of the unsupported features to show the differences between the on-premises SQL Server product and Azure SQL Database. Then you'll learn about the various pricing structures as well as different methods for migrating on-premises data to Azure SQL Database. Finally, you'll dig into the methods for monitoring and troubleshooting performance in Azure SQL Database. After watching this course, you should have a solid understanding of Azure SQL database and its many features and capabilities.