Compare Google Cloud SQL vs. SQL Azure

Google Cloud SQL is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 2 reviews while SQL Azure is ranked 1st in Database as a Service with 10 reviews. Google Cloud SQL is rated 9.0, while SQL Azure is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Google Cloud SQL writes "Easy to use, efficient, simple, and user-friendly". 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". Google Cloud SQL is most compared with Google Cloud Spanner, SQL Azure and Amazon RDS, whereas SQL Azure is most compared with Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL and Oracle Database as a Service. See our Google Cloud SQL vs. SQL Azure report.
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Hendrik De Schinkel
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Pros
The most valuable features are that it's easy to use, simple, and user-friendly.The setup was straightforward. Just a couple of clicks, and we were done.My suggestion to anyone thinking about this solution is to jump into it head-first!

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This solution provides more comfort to the end-user compared to a normal SQL server.They have good documentation. It's concentrated information.The stability is good.The initial setup was straightforward. It took less than one day for deployment.This solution offers high availability, and business continuity is in place.In terms of stability, because Microsoft is the underlying technology, they are much more stable than say Oracle. Since 2014 they did a great job in offering stability, performance and high visibility on the solution, especially in comparison to the other competitors.The stability is good and the performance is fantastic. Even when we try to do an inquiry into issues we can do it easily.The initial setup is very easy. It's extremely straightforward.

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Cons
I would like to see better integration with all the different tools on the platform.The most vulnerable problem with Google SQL is that while you can customize your access control list, it provides you with a public IP address.

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The management is entirely controlled by Microsoft, so there are some restrictions.Their support is nice but their responses aren't effective.The initial setup was very complex.The solution could be less expensive. They need to work on their pricing model.This solution would be improved with the inclusion of better self-service tools.It's not a feature, but the solution only offers a certain amount of memory and that's limiting. The scalability should be extended to more than two terabytes.The initial setup is complex.I need Microsoft to allow their network to access open source technologies.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It's really cheap. It wouldn't be more than, I believe it's around 50 euro per month for running a cloud SQL.The pricing is very much an important factor as to why we use this solution.

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We pay less than $1000 monthly in licensing fees. There are no additional costs.The licensing for this solution is based on subscription.I'm not sure what the exact price is, but it's a moderate amount. It's not too expensive.We have a three-year contract. The cost was somewhere around $70-80,000 for the original deployment, which was about two years ago

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Overview
Google Cloud SQL is a fully-managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your relational PostgreSQL and MySQL databases in the cloud. Google Cloud SQL offers high performance, scalability, and convenience. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform, Cloud SQL provides a database infrastructure for applications running anywhere.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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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud SQL vs. SQL Azure and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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