As announced on December 2019, After January 31st 2023, the Intel E5-2673 (Haswell) v3-based CPU and Gen4 hardware will no longer be supported, and existing databases will be moved to an available and supported hardware configuration. If you are still using Gen4 vCore-based SQL databases, elastic pools, and managed instances, please consider moving them to alternative hardware configurations to experience a wider range of vCore and storage scalability, accelerated networking, best IO performance, and minimal latency.
We strongly encourage early and planned transition on your own to either vCore-based standard-series and premium-series hardware, or DTU-based standard and premium tiers before 31 January 2023 so you can perform any required adjustment in resource sizing, performance testing and pricing validations.
Depending where the Gen4 databases are moved to, performance and pricing may change, resulting in lower or higher resource limits and price than what you are currently paying for your Gen4 database. For the latest pricing information and available offers, view our pricing pages for SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance.
Migrating Gen4 databases, elastic pools, and managed instances to alternative HW options
Please refer to following mapping guidance as a reference when considering alternative hardware configurations. The mapping approximates equivalent performance across optionsbut your individual results may vary depending on your specific workloads, performance and price expectations, and other factors. For best results, we encourage customers to validate their selection by testing it thoroughly and be prepared to scale up to down to right-size their deployments.
Please note, after 31 January 2023, any remaining Gen4 database, elastic pool, or managed instance will be migrated to other hardware configurations available including Standard(Gen5) or Premium-series hardware representing the closest fit performance-wise to Gen4. This may result in an increase in your monthly bill.