How to create SQL Database in Microsoft Windows Azure Portal?

create sql database in windows azure
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In this post we will discuss how we can create sql database in Microsoft Windows Azure portal.

What is Azure SQL Database?
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure, SQL Server Data Services, SQL Services, and Windows Azure SQL Database) is a cloud-based service from Microsoft offering data-storage capabilities. The aim is for users to just communicate with a T-SQL endpoint rather than managing database storage, files, and high availability. In this regard, it is a similar offering to Amazon Relational Database Service. Early versions operated as key-value pair tables accessed via a REST-based API, and offering only a subset of the data types offered by the Microsoft SQL Server on-premises product. Using these versions was not similar to using the SQL Server database engine and led to relatively low adoption rates.

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Create a SQL database using the Azure New Portal:
It’s about Single database
We will see about how to create DB in Azure portal
– Create a SQL Database logical server to host SQL databases

– Create a SQL database with no data, with sample data or with data from a SQL database backup.

– Create a server-level firewall rule for a single IP address or for a range of IP addresses.
We are creating with our Azure subscription, if you don’t have an Azure subscription, you can create a free account in just a couple of minutes.

– Login to the Azure portal site using your subscription id and password

– Once login you will be on Portal page of Azure.

Use the following steps in the Azure portal to create an Azure SQL Database server.
– If not currently connected, connect to the Azure portal.

create sql database in windows azure
create sql database in windows azure

– Click New , Select Data+Storage Option on the Azure portal page

how to create sql database in windows azure
how to create sql database in windows azure

– Select SQL database after clicking on Data+Storage Option

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how to create sql database in windows azure 1

Once you will click on SQL database, Information wizard will come provide the values for the following server properties:
– Database name
– Subscription (only if you have multiple subscriptions)
– Resource group (if just getting started, use the resource group of the logical server)
– Select source (you can choose a blank database, sample data or a database backup)
– Server (a new or existing logical server)
– Server admin password
– Password
– Pricing tier (if just getting started, use the default value S0)
– Collation (only if blank database chosen)

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how to create sql database in windows azure 2

– Click Create after entering all required field, it will start deployment that we can on the portal page

– Click Create and in the notification area, you can see that deployment has started.

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how to create sql database in windows azure 4

Wait for deployment to finish before continuing to the next step.

We can monitor using portal as well, just go back to Portal page and see this in blade


Wait for some time till success message is will show on the notification page, once done click on the created SQL database


Hope this will be helpful.

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