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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: The product is quite stable. The performance is great and it's reliable.
Top Answer: You do need to pay a license fee in order to use the product. I can't speak to the exact price.
Top Answer: It would help if the solution was more secure. It's an aspect they could work on for future releases.
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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.
vCloud Air is a public cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of vSphere, compatible with your on-premises data center, that includes infrastructure, disaster recovery, and various applications as service offerings. vCloud Air allows you to extend your workloads into the cloud with ease. You can migrate existing onsite virtual machines (VMs) to the public cloud or start up new application VMs directly in the cloud.
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adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH
Lumeta, LifeSite, Clear Tec Solutions, National Physician Services, Queens University of Charlotte, California Natural Resources Agency, Pacific Disaster Center, Seventy Seven Energy Inc., Columbia Sportswear , CSS Corp
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Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider22%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise35%
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SQL Azure is ranked 1st in Database as a Service with 36 reviews while vCloud Air is ranked 9th in Database as a Service with 1 review. SQL Azure is rated 8.4, while vCloud Air is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Air writes "With the VPC, you can run your workloads in an active state, use it for development work and for hosting SQL/Exchange Servers in IaaS; RaaS/DaaS for DR activities". SQL Azure is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Database as a Service, Amazon RDS, MongoDB Atlas and Google Cloud Spanner, whereas vCloud Air is most compared with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

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