Using Azure SQL with Sitecore Managed Cloud


Learn how to get the most out of using Microsoft Azure SQL with your Sitecore Managed Cloud solution.

The Microsoft Azure SQL database® is the default database engine for Sitecore on the Microsoft Azure® App Service. It is where Sitecore stores all of its databases. You can use the Microsoft Azure SQL SKUs and prices documentation to find a tier that best suits your requirements.

To get the most out of using Azure SQL, learn about optimizing performance, backing up and restoring databases, and ensuring your databases are secure while keeping costs low. This is all available in Monitoring and maintaining Azure SQL.

If you are also using the Sitecore Blob Storage module, you must run an SQL database cleanup before migrating your data. This avoids accruing unnecessary costs and prevents you from migrating orphan blobs to Azure Blob Storage.