SQL Azure Alternatives and Competitors

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Hendrik De Schinkel
Real User
Cloud Data Engineer at Programmads
Aug 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it's easy to use, simple, and user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

Better integration with other tools could improve this solution. For example, data analytics is very important, so that's why I go to BigQuery. They should make things more user-friendly, not… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's really cheap. It wouldn't be more than, I believe it's around 50 euro per month for running a cloud SQL. There aren't any additional costs that I'm aware of.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have previously worked with Microsoft and Amazon AWS. I switched because I just like Google. I think it's a great platform. The two main competitors are Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. Out of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for this solution because it gets the job done and it's cheap. You're up and running fast. That's what you want. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. Not a perfect ten because nothing is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I used Microsoft and Amazon and I also looked at Oracle, which is also an extraordinary company. When it comes to databases Oracle is very good. The problem with Oracle is that they're a bit of a… more»
Mohamed El Azzouzi
Real User
Ingénieur systèmes de production at Sofrecom
Jul 28 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is very stable, easy to use, and scales quickly. When we want more information on something that we are using, it is easy to find related topics on the internet. We use the automated system for creating tables. The security… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have been able to assist people with technical support remotely.

What needs improvement?

When we troubleshoot, there are many tools that we need to use. One example is having to look at the system logs. The troubleshooting process should be improved so that we can resolve errors faster. Oracle demands a lot of memory and you… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, and there is no comparison to Oracle.

What other advice do I have?

I don't use the management features because I don't work with the GUI. I prefer to use the command line. Oracle is a very good solution that I would recommend. It is strong software with good support and documentation available. I would… more»
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