We’re excited to announce the preview of an additional purchasing model to the Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database deployment options.
Recently announced with SQL Database Managed Instance, the vCore-based model reflects our commitment to customer choice by providing flexibility, control, and transparency. As with Managed Instance, the vCore-based model makes the Elastic Pool and Single Database options eligible for up to 10 percent savings* with the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.
Save up to 10 percent* on vCore-based options with Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server
Save more on vCore-based options when you use the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. This benefit is exclusive to Azure and enables you to use your SQL Server Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition licenses with active Software Assurance to pay a reduced rate on a vCore-based Single Database, Elastic Pool or Managed Instance, with savings up to 10 percent.
The virtualization benefit is applicable to virtualized workloads on vCore-based Azure SQL Database. You can use it to convert 1 license core of SQL Enterprise Edition with active Software Assurance to get up to 4 vCores of General Purpose at the base rate. This makes moving virtualized applications to vCore-based SQL Database options highly cost-effective. For example, if you have 4 core licenses of SQL Enterprise Edition, you can receive up to 16 vCores of General Purpose at the base rate.