Need to deploy your app to an Azure app service, and rely on a database such as Postgres or Azure SQL?
Microsoft is now previewing a new blade in the Azure portal that lets you quickly spin up an Azure app service with an associated database.
Supported database engines for the preview are Postgres or serverless Azure SQL server.
To get started using the new blade, click here or search the Azure Marketplace for “web app database”.
The blade – currently in preview – is fairly basic compared to the normal app service blade, but allows you to specify the app name, runtime and database engine. You can also set the server name and database name.
By default it’ll spin up an app service using the Premium V2 tier, but you can scale this down (or up if required) once the service is created using the regular Azure scale up settings.
The database connection information will automatically be set as environment variables for your app service.