Fast and easy development with Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

This blog post was co-authored by James Ashley, MR and AI Architect, Microsoft MVP.

Developers sometimes get anxious when it comes to hooking up a database for their apps. However, with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL, quickly propping up and accessing a relational database is a piece of cake. These lightweight, open source database services provide a great way to get small apps and prototypes started with very little effort. Without any extra work on your part, you can automatically take advantage of built-in security, fault tolerance, and data protection. You also can use point-in-time restore to recover a server to an earlier state—as far back as 35 days.

Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL will work with whatever kind of project you are creating, whether it is a Linux app running in a Docker container orchestrated by Kubernetes, a computer vision service using Python, or a simple ASP.NET website to display travel photos. If your app needs a relational database, you can easily plug one in and start writing to it with guidance from these connect & query quickstarts:

Azure Database for MySQL

Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL are convenient, flexible, fast, and easy. Azure takes care of the infrastructure and maintenance for you, and these two database services will work with pretty much any app platform, development language, and configuration you want to use. It’s simple to spin up a new database instance using the Azure web portal or Azure command-line tools, and you don’t have to worry about your back end when all you want to do is persist your app data. In addition, with the Azure service level agreement (SLA) of 99.99 percent availability, you’ll be able to keep your app up and running 24/7. With Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL, you can get on with the more important work of designing great apps and services.

Source: Azure Blog Feed

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