Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance reserved capacity

Rule Description

Rule Code: Azure-SQL-01

Advisor analyzes SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance usage patterns over the past 30 days. It then recommends reserved capacity purchases that optimize costs.

By using reserved capacity, you can pre-purchase SQL DB hourly usage and save over your SQL compute costs. Your SQL license is charged separately and isn't discounted by the reservation.

Reserved capacity is a billing benefit and automatically applies to new and existing deployments. Advisor calculates savings estimates for individual subscriptions by using 3-year reservation pricing and by extrapolating the usage patterns observed over the past 30 days. Shared scope recommendations are available for reserved capacity purchases and can increase savings.