Stop Azure SQL Databases


The Stop Azure SQL Databases Action is used to pause databases with the SKU name of DataWarehouse.

Use this action to streamline database management and optimize resource usage and costs.


When you link GorillaStack to your Azure account, GorillaStack creates a service principal that provides access to the following permissions that are used by this action:

  • Microsoft.Sql/servers/databases/pause/action
  • Microsoft.Sql/servers/databases/read
  • Microsoft.Sql/servers/databases/resume/action
  • Microsoft.Sql/servers/read

Getting Started

  1. Link your Azure account to your GorillaStack account if you have not done so already
  2. Create a database with the SKU name of DataWarehouse using the Azure Synapse Analytics service
  3. Apply tags to the database so it can be targeted in GorillaStack
  4. Create a new rule in GorillaStack
  5. In the rule’s context settings, select Azure as the platform, and then select one or more linked Azure Subscriptions to target
  6. In the rule’s trigger settings, select any available trigger — Schedule and Manual Execution are the most popular
  7. In the rule’s actions settings, select Stop Azure SQL Databases as the action
  8. In this action’s Tag Targeting panel, create or select a tag group that targets the intended database(s) and no others