SQL Azure Competitors and Alternatives

The top SQL Azure competitors are
  • Amazon RDS
  • Oracle Database as a Service
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Cloud Spanner
Read reviews of SQL Azure competitors and alternatives
Rich Niemiec
Real User
Chief Innovation Officer at Viscosity North America
Jul 10 2018

What is most valuable?

Being able to go to go to the website: cloud.oracle.com/tryit and get $300+ in free trial credits is a great way to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think some of the biggest benefits is if there's a consolidation potential, or putting things up in the cloud where I... more»

What needs improvement?

Features that people want the most are already there. One of them is Oracle In-Memory which allows you to put things in... more»

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

There are different prices for different architectures - plan wisely and ensure that you look at all the pluses/minuses... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I think everybody knows that they need to move from on-premise to the cloud. They know the cloud is what's coming next.... more»

What other advice do I have?

Read my 12cR2 book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Oracle-... How would Oracle rate on a scale of 1 to 10 with cloud... more»
Vladimir Olenin
Real User
Senior Enterprise Architect with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Automated backups * Read replicas * Integration with other GCP services

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced management overhead on the DB side; scripted env-ts (setup and tear down of the infrastructure within GCP).

What needs improvement?

* Accessibility over internal network, rather than by public IP only * MySQL clustering (rather than replication or... more»

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

Licensing is not applicable; pricing is reasonable. Slightly more expensive than corresponding Google Compute Engine... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Hosted MySQL DB, maintained by DBA; reason for switch: overall move to the cloud of other GCP components.

What other advice do I have?

Most benefit would be for organizations which are moving other services to Google Cloud.
Fahd Mirza Chughtai
Real User
Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

RDS provides deployment agility and an on-demand database-as-a-service for MySQL, Oracle, and SQL servers. With RDS,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For many of the Pythian customers, one salient benefit, among other benefits, is the option of spinning up a new... more»

What needs improvement?

RDS doesn't have shell access. This could be beneficial, especially for Oracle databases. One benefit of having shell... more»

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

Read the fine print carefully and always engage experts to carry out migration.

Which solutions did we use previously?

For many clients of Pythian, it’s an amalgamation of on-premises and cloud. Pythian enables its customers to reap the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Having your database on RDS doesn't mean that you don't need a DBA anymore. Mission critical and important databases... more»

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