Customers can now move existing Azure Database for MySQL servers to either a new subscription or a new resource group in the same subscription. This functionality provides customers with the flexibility to manage their MySQL resources by using different resource groups and subscriptions. Learn more about how to move servers by using the Azure portal, Azure CLI, and REST API.
Azure Database for MySQL now supports continuous asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MySQL server (master) to up to five Azure Database for MySQL servers (replicas) in the same region. This allows read-heavy workloads to scale beyond the capacity constraints of one Azure Database for MySQL server and be balanced across replica servers according to users' preference. Replica servers are read-only except for writes replicated from data changes on the master. Stopping replication to a replica server causes it to become a standalone server that accepts reads and writes.
We're excited to announce the general availability of virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL in all regions where the service is available for General Purpose and Memory Optimized servers. Visit region expansion for service availability.
Geo Restore is now generally available. Azure Database for MySQL servers are backed up periodically to enable Restore features. Using this feature, you may restore the server and all its databases to an earlier point-in-time, on a new server, making disaster recovery across regions even easier.
Azure Database for MySQL now supports Data-in Replication. Use this feature to synchronize data from a MySQL server running on-premises, in virtual machines, or database services outside Azure into Azure Database for MySQL.
Customers can now create and switch to the new memory optimized pricing tier, which is designed for high-performance database workloads that require in-memory performance for faster transaction processing and higher concurrency.
With boundary scaling now available, customers can also scale across SKUs (General Purpose and Memory Optimized).
Customers can now migrate MySQL databases to Azure Database for MySQL with minimal downtime by using the Azure Database Migration Service (DMS). Use the Azure CLI to provision an instance of DMS to perform migrations from MySQL on-premises or on virtual machines to Azure Database for MySQL.
Customers can now create 4 TB servers or update existing server storage to 4 TB in Azure Database for MySQL when they select the General Purpose or Memory Optimized service tiers. With increased storage customers, also leverage up to 6000 IOPS.