We are in the early stages of planning to move some of our on-premise database to cloud and wanted to go the PaaS way. I understand that managed instance is in preview.
From what I have read, ignoring the cost, is there any reason why not to go with managed instance? Does it not make the migration easier while still being PaaS/Managed so that we do not have maintain it? Looks like the best of both world to me.
The only question that I couldn't find is how we could handle disaster recovery for managed instance? With Azure SQL DB we can have Geo-replication in another region, but couldnt find anything similar documented for managed instance.
In the initial stages we are planning to move an OLTP application which needs to be highly available and have very low latency queries.