We are excited to announce the GA release of 128 vCore provisioned compute size for Azure SQL Standard-series (Gen5) General Purpose and Business Critical databases and elastic pools. Enabling customer demands for increased scalability, Standard-series (Gen5) provisioned databases and elastic pools can now scale to 128 vCores and 625 GB of memory, beyond the previous max of 80 vCores and 415GB of memory.
What are the benefits of 128 vCore compute size?
128 vCore compute sizes run on latest Intel Xeon Platinum 8370C (Icelake) and AMD EPYC™ 7763v (Milan) chipsets. More cores improve workload throughput, and newer chipsets improve single core performance.
For Business Critical databases and elastic pools, max data IOPS is the highest available in any Azure SQL compute size, at 327,680 and 409,600 IOPS respectively.
Max concurrent workers for General Purpose and Business Critical databases and pools increases to 12,800 and 13,440 respectively.