What you'll love about SQL Server 2019
Break down data silos
Gain insights from all your data by querying across your entire data estate without moving or replicating the data.
Choose your language and platform
Get the flexibility to use the language and platform of your choice with open source support. Run SQL Server on Linux containers with Kubernetes support or on Windows.
Rely on industry-leading performance
Take advantage of breakthrough scalability and performance to improve the stability and response time of your database—without making app changes. Get high availability for mission-critical applications, data warehouses, and data lakes.
Trust nine years of proven security leadership
Achieve your security and compliance goals using the database rated as least vulnerable over the last nine years. Stay a step ahead using built-in features for data classification, data protection, and monitoring and alerts .
Make faster, better decisions
Turn data into answers using the enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services along with the included Power BI Report Server, which gives your users access to rich, interactive Power BI reports on any device.
Pay-as-you-go now available for SQL Server 2019
SQL Server, enabled by Azure Arc, extends Azure services on-premises, and manages your SQL Server estate from the Azure portal for a more unified and streamlined management experience. Monitor the health of your SQL Servers with SQL assessment—available at no additional cost—and bring enhanced security capabilities through Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
Use cloud-native features including a new pay-as-you-go model and pay for only what you use.
Get to know Azure SQL, the family of SQL cloud databases
Benefit from a consistent, unified experience across your entire SQL portfolio and a full range of deployment options from edge to cloud. The Azure SQL family of SQL cloud databases provides flexible options for app migration, modernization and development.
Featured SQL Server resources
Introducing SQL Server 2019
Learn how to modernize your on-premises databases with this free Packt e-book.
Azure SQL resource kit
Get the resources and information you need to start your SQL Server migration. Utilize your existing on-premises SQL Server skills and plan your successful deployment to Azure SQL with this resource kit.
Professional Azure SQL Managed Database Administration
Take an in-depth look at Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance—and see how to use your existing SQL Server skills to get started with your on-premises migration.
The Essential Guide to Data in the Cloud
Discover the cloud database technologies available in Azure.
SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines datasheet
Learn about the manageability, security, and price-performance benefits of running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines.
SQL Server 2019 technical white paper
Learn how to enhance the security, performance, and availability of your data workloads.