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.
Azure Database for MySQL now supports these capabilities in all available regions:
Scaling between hardware generations within services tiers
Scaling between general-purpose and memory-optimized service tiers
The ability to scale across service tiers gives you more flexibility in adjusting the resources available to your database server for dynamically changing workloads. Scaling between hardware generations enables you to take advantage of the newer hardware generation for servers previously created in the older hardware generation.
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 the Azure Database for MySQL service.