This article helps you to determine whether your SQL Server database runs on Microsoft Azure.


Follow the steps listed below to determine whether your database runs on Azure. An Azure-based SQL Server database can be recognized based upon:

  • Name of the database server ends on

  • Response to a specific query.

Name of Database Server

An Azure SQL Server database is typically recognized by checking the host name used to connect like in the picture below:

On Power BI it looks like this:

Your SQL Server instance runs on Azure when the host name ends on “”.

Azure-specific Query

You can also execute the following query to supplement your investigation:

select *
from   sys.database_service_objectives

The query will return your service tier on Azure databases like in:

An error will be returned on non-Azure SQL Server environments: