Today’s (SQL) Tip…
Three new Azure SQL Database service tiers—Basic, Standard, and Premium—are generally available. The tiers target seven performance levels, so they’re flexible enough for light to heavyweight workloads.
You can look forward to:
- 99.99 percent uptime SLA*, one of the highest for Azure services.
- Hourly billing for greater flexibility and budget management.
- Reduced prices (up to 50 percent from previously published generally available pricing).
You can read more about it here: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-sql-database-basic-standard-and-premium-service-tiers/