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"We have a three-year contract. The cost was somewhere around $70-80,000 for the original deployment, which was about two years ago""I'm not sure what the exact price is, but it's a moderate amount. It's not too expensive.""The licensing for this solution is based on subscription.""We pay less than $1000 monthly in licensing fees. There are no additional costs.""It is expensive for us. We are looking for something less expensive and thinking of migrating the whole system.""It is reasonable.""It is quite expensive. I would definitely recommend not using the pay-as-you-go model because this will just mean all your money will go to Microsoft. So, really make sure to control resource usage as much as possible.""It's reasonably priced and when you compare it with other products in the cloud environment, it's cheaper."

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Top Answer: It is good for scalability and high availability. It is also secure because of Microsoft's cloud investment. It is easy to use because it is on the cloud. Creation or making it available through… more »
Top Answer: It is expensive. Snowflake and PostgreSQL are cheaper than this. Google is also cheaper than Azure. Its licensing is on a pay-as-you-go basis. It is based on usage and storage.
Top Answer: Its price could be better. It is expensive. I am not sure if Microsoft Master Data Services is included in this. If not, Master Data Services can be integrated with Azure SQL. I have only used Master… more »
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ClearDB is a highly available MySQL database-as-a-service that runs in multiple cloud computing as well as in hybrid cloud/datacenter environments. It’s designed to eliminate the need to manage your own MySQL database. ClearDB provides specialized, highly available MySQL database clusters that are built around the premise of failure to ensure that your database is always online and fully available, 24/7. ClearDB uses standard MySQL technology, with a layered software stack “wrapped around” to provide automatic, intelligent support so that you can focus on your application, not managing you database.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a-service that delivers predictable performance, scalability, business continuity, data protection, and near-zero administration to cloud developers and solution architects. This is the deep technical library for Azure SQL Database.
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University of New South Wales, Jack Russell Software Co, Microsoft,, GymPact, Resume Companion LLC
adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH
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Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise37%
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ClearDB is ranked 12th in Database as a Service while SQL Azure is ranked 1st in Database as a Service with 31 reviews. ClearDB is rated 0.0, while SQL Azure is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQL Azure writes "When we have a problem with a query we can trade information about what indexes we should create on tables". ClearDB is most compared with Amazon RDS, whereas SQL Azure is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Database as a Service, Amazon RDS and MongoDB Atlas.

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