Compare Oracle Database as a Service vs. SQL Azure

Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 9 reviews while SQL Azure is ranked 1st in Database as a Service with 10 reviews. Oracle Database as a Service is rated 8.6, while SQL Azure is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Database as a Service writes "One of the benefits is the ability to use solutions you're familiar with and leverage the cloud. ". 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". Oracle Database as a Service is most compared with SQL Azure, Amazon RDS and Google Cloud SQL, whereas SQL Azure is most compared with Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL and Oracle Database as a Service. See our Oracle Database as a Service vs. SQL Azure report.
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It is a product brought to you by a company that concentrates only on database solutions, so it is the best at what it does.One of the key features is Oracle Database as a Service. We chose to implement it as a service, which provides good performance, for example. Flexibility and other features let us implement database research with the SQL team range of features also.When we want more information on something that we are using, it is easy to find related topics on the internet.Scalability is very easy. If you want to, you can make it onto two or three servers, racks, or whatever you want. It's easy.Improves client satisfaction by decreasing their problems.Not only does it provide a mature, reliable solution for DR. It also helps if application owners need to look into data which is a couple of hours old, using Flashback Database on the standby database.Data Guard is the best solution for Disaster Recovery.The Oracle Multitenant feature of 12c is awesome. This feature enables us to consolidate disparate databases under one container database and eases manageability of the databases. It also allows us to scale.

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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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The interface can be difficult and there may be so many features that users and even vendors are unaware that they exist.The direct scaling is a feature that has room for improvement. I would like to see virtual management machines that can scale storage well with zero downtime. The backup option and patching would then be much easier to do.In the next release, I would like to see a framework for memory management.Some of the technical features could be improved. They have a problem with some of the object types. I think this is one of the issues which is needed to be improved.I would like to see a better dashboard for the storage. It need to be more complete overall.My favorite option – Multitenant – should be available for some pluggable databases in all editions, without any fee.An 8GB download for software is far too big. Nowadays it should be possible to simply use RPM packages on Linux/Unix.Some bugs could be fixed. There have been some internal software bugs, just like any other newly released software. These bugs gets fixed by patch updates from Oracle on regular basis.

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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
The pricing may seem expensive, but the value corresponds to the quality of the product.The price depends on the solution you choose: standard, enterprise, or high performance. For example, enterprise can start between 0.4 an hour up to 1,800. Additional fees also depends on what package you choose. Your feels will be different if you choose the standard, enterprise, high performance, or extreme package. You will pay in relation to what option you ask for. The price is very good if you compare it to other databases.The licensing is a nightmare. Tons of options which need to be licensed individually, and no real offering for VMware or other Hypervisors.There should be a standard way to license the database in a virtual environment (e.g. VMware) and there should be a low-end version (like Standard Edition One) again.

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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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Also Known As
Oracle DBaaS, Oracle Database Cloud
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Overview
Oracle Database Cloud Service combines the power of Oracle Database, with the unique capabilities of the Oracle Cloud. The service provides a secure, automated data management platform that leverages on demand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services via a simple web based user interface and RESTful API. Oracle Database Cloud Service provides elastic database services for development, test, and production environments of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and mixed workload applications. It enables businesses to reap all Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) benefits including subscriptionbased, self-service access to reliable, scalable, and elastic cloud environments and accelerates time to value by simplifying the provisioning and administration of Oracle databases.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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