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
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 21 2016

What is most valuable?

It provides the ability to run from a simple schema base to a real application database, including the option to run it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, when proposing cloud solutions for Oracle database to enterprise clients the lack of a viable high... more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, there is no simple method to modify the orchestrations on which the compute hosts are based. Hence, unlike... more»

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

The cloud option provides a lot of benefits for Oracle shops, as it reduces the upfront costs and converts the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We have used other cloud providers. However, they did not have a true high-availability cloud solution. The second... more»

What other advice do I have??

This provides an enterprise-class cloud solution that can scale to terabyte-sized databases in the cloud without having... more»
reviewer422652
Real User
DBA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 08 2017

What do you think of Amazon RDS?

Pros: Very easy to start with. No need to mess around with OS requirements. All infrastructural issues are handled automatically; backups, patching. Cons: Some features are disabled, like running "alter system/database". There are Amazon alternatives, but it is not transparent to the application. When migrating an existing application, it should be adopted. Also, using these Amazon alternatives produces "cloud-lock", since they exist only in AWS. Some database components are not available. Most remarkable is the absence of RAC.
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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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.

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