SQL Server Virtual Machine vs. Windows Virtual Machines RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    does anyboy know, if the "Azure SQL Server Virtual Machine" is in any way technically optimized for SQL-Server or different then an "Azure Windows Virtual Machines", where we would install SQL-Server on our own?


    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:41 PM


  • Hello Thomas2k11,

    The SQL Server Virtual Machines are optimized for data warehousing workloads with data sizes up to 1TB using clustered columnstore indexes. As for the information goes on the website, it is not very different.

    However, if you don’t have the SQL Platform, it is already integrated with the image.

    You can refer to these links for more information on SQL Servers on Azure:


    You can also create a Support ticket with the Billing team if you need to get the details on pricing details on SQL Database:



    Syed Irfan Hussain

    • Proposed as answer by Syed Irfan Hussain Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Thomas2k11 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:13 AM
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:09 AM