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sys.database_usage (Azure SQL Database)

Updated: November 21, 2014

This topic is OBSOLETE. You can find the most current version in the SQL 14 Transact-SQL Reference.

This topic is not maintained. For the current version, see sys.database_usage.

Lists the number, type, and duration of databases on the Microsoft Azure SQL Database server. The sys.database_usage view is specific to Microsoft Azure SQL Database and is not supported in on-premise SQL Server.

The sys.database_usage view contains the following fields:


Column Name Description


The date when the usage events occurred.


The type of database, either Business for the Business Edition or Web for the Web Edition.


The maximum number of databases of an SKU type that existed during that day.

Read-only access to this view is available to all users with permissions to connect to the master database.

The sys.database_usage view returns one row for each day of your subscription.

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