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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM Turbonomic ARM
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 24, 2023

Azure Sql Db scaling shouldn't only consider DTUS but also IOPS

This customer has an application which is very sensitive to IOPS. They specifically chose Premium Tier DTU , as it has MUCH more IOPS.  >25 IOPS per DTU vs 1-4 IOPS per DTU. So when Turbonomic sees the DTU usage (which is a combination of CPU/MEM/READS/WRITES) and recommends a downsize, it's NOT considering IOPS.  We are aware we could move the app to VCore Costing - but DTUs are easier to handle.  When VMs have scaling actions - IOPS are considered - we want the same thing for Azure Sql Dbs.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Dec 4, 2023

    some relevant comments for prioritization. i.e. NOT as urgent.

    #1 this customer isn't with us for turbo anymore

    #2 the customer is moving a lot of their DTU db deployments to VCORE primarily to benefit from VCORE reservations - but this will also enable them to configure IOPS as they like it. So this business case is less relevant.