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"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.""When we want more information on something that we are using, it is easy to find related topics on the internet.""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.""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.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are the general database system resilience and security.""The most valuable feature is the integration into other Oracle applications."

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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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"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.""In the next release, I would like to see a framework for memory management.""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.""The interface can be difficult and there may be so many features that users and even vendors are unaware that they exist.""Documentation is difficult to find. Since we're experienced with Oracle technology, we have also found many errors in it. Not everything is 100% accurate.""The licensing model is complicated and should be simplified."

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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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"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 pricing may seem expensive, but the value corresponds to the quality of the product.""The pricing is a little bit expensive."

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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."

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Also Known As
Oracle DBaaS, Oracle Database Cloud
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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Solution-Soft, DX Marketing, Suredell and Partners, Frontiers,, Demand Analysis Ltd, endlich IT & Projekt Service OHGadnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH
Top Industries
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company13%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm18%
Pharma/Biotech Company12%
Computer Software Company12%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise37%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Database as a Service vs. SQL Azure and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
454,950 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 4th in Database as a Service with 6 reviews while SQL Azure is ranked 1st in Database as a Service with 25 reviews. Oracle Database as a Service is rated 7.8, while SQL Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Oracle Database as a Service writes "Good, reliable product for providing database as a service and helps manage the traffic on the network". 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 Google Cloud SQL, Amazon RDS, Google Cloud Spanner and MongoDB Atlas, whereas SQL Azure is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Amazon RDS, MongoDB Atlas, Google Cloud Spanner and ClearDB. See our Oracle Database as a Service vs. SQL Azure report.

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