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"The features that I have found most valuable include the very easy integrations. The integrations are fantastic. I have not faced any challenges from the integration standpoint.""The most valuable feature is the schemaless architecture.""The cloud-based nature of this solution makes it flexible and scalable."

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"What is really helpful about the Azure SQL is that when we have a problem with our sound queries, we can trade information about what indexes we should create on tables. It's really helpful for me and also for developers.""The initial setup was straightforward. Deployment takes about one hour.""The initial setup is very easy. It's extremely straightforward.""The stability is good and the performance is fantastic. Even when we try to do an inquiry into issues we can do it easily.""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.""This solution offers high availability, and business continuity is in place.""The initial setup was straightforward. It took less than one day for deployment.""The stability is good."

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"I am still new with it, but since I mentioned that I'm using this product for only the last six months and my experience with this product is good thus far, on a scale of one to ten, I would give MongoDB Atlas a six.""The replica side, like the venue, can be improved.""Querying a dataset is not very intuitive, so I think that it can be improved."

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"I need something which is in one place so I can automate the Azure data factory, but it's a different tool. It's not easy and in one place, so I can't switch to the other tool and do something there, automate everything there in the on-prem infrastructure, and then have everything in the agent. I can just pick one packet and use it. However, I want to be able to click it and run it.""The solution needs to improve its customer network, including its online support.""I need Microsoft to allow their network to access open source technologies.""The initial setup is complex.""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.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of better self-service tools.""The solution could be less expensive. They need to work on their pricing model.""The initial setup was very complex."

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"We're currently using the Atlas for the night and don't require a license. However, it can be a problem if you want to use their enterprise environment. Then you need to purchase the license."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The cloud-based nature of this solution makes it flexible and scalable.
Top Answer: We pay for licensing on a monthly basis and we are fine with the cost.
Top Answer: Querying a dataset is not very intuitive, so I think that it can be improved.
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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MongoDB Atlas delivers the world’s leading database for modern applications as a fully automated cloud service engineered and run by the same team that builds the database. Proven operational and security practices are built in, automating time-consuming administration tasks such as infrastructure provisioning, database setup, ensuring availability, global distribution, backups, and more. The easy-to-use UI and API let you spend more time building your applications and less time managing your 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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eHarmony, Sega, KPMG, Telefonica, Checkr, 7-Eleven
adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH
Top Industries
Computer Software Company25%
Healthcare Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider22%
Media Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise64%
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise37%
Find out what your peers are saying about MongoDB Atlas vs. SQL Azure and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
475,291 professionals have used our research since 2012.

MongoDB Atlas is ranked 5th in Database as a Service with 3 reviews while SQL Azure is ranked 1st in Database as a Service with 31 reviews. MongoDB Atlas is rated 7.6, while SQL Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of MongoDB Atlas writes "Fantastic integrations, with multiple support levels". 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". MongoDB Atlas is most compared with Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL, IBM Cloudant, Oracle Database as a Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer, whereas SQL Azure is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Database as a Service, Amazon RDS, Google Cloud Spanner and ClearDB. See our MongoDB Atlas vs. SQL Azure report.

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