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MS SQL is a relational database management systems developed by Microsoft that dates back to the 1980s.

ITS User Services (BD) offer MS SQL database services on a centrally managed shared infrastructure which is available to all ETH organisational units.

We offer full services MS SQL dabase hosting including configuration, monitoring, optimisation, resource planning, high availability, backup and maintenance.

Customer Benefit

Microsoft SQL Server is considered the safest database system. It was awarded the “most secure database” award for the fifth consecutive year (National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2013).

MS SQL has proven to be an extremely stable and reliable database at ETH. It has been tested to reach a 99.999% reliability. Furthermore the high availability cluster achieved 100% reliability in 2015.

The advantage of hosting your database on our shared DB environment is that you do not have to install your own SQL servers and you benefit from our expertise. Additionally we will take care of all operational tasks such as maintenance, regular backups, monitoring and support.

Customer Groups / Cost / Order

We host databases for all ETH-​internal operations and departments.


DB size

Price per year
High availability and geo-​redundant


0 – 10 GB

CHF 300


10 – 50 GB

CHF 1 000


50 – 100 GB

CHF 1 500


100 – 200 GB

CHF 2 000


200 – 500 GB

CHF 3 000

New MS SQL databases can be ordered via the IT Shop or via email to

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