Enable Stretch DB on SQL Managed Instance
Regulators require data to be on-line and query-able for x number of years. However, business value is traditionally gained from data closer to present day. Please enable Stretch DB on SQL MI in order for us to archive old data to a lower performance/high capacity Azure SQL DB. this will allow us to meet regulatory requirements and lower admin overhead for our high value data (that which remains in SQL MI).
We are exploring product improvement opportunities in the area of hybrid link between SQL Server (on-premises and VM) and Managed Instance which will enable near real-time data replication. This will not be a stretch DB, but a replication technology based on distributed availability groups (AG). If this might interest you, we invite you to provide your feedback to the engineering team through this online form: https://aka.ms/mipg-chimera-survey