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Gaston Nusimovich
Real User
Software Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Aug 02 2017

What is most valuable?

* Memory-optimized tables * Elastic scale * Azure portal management tools

How has it helped my organization?

Some customers' applications require very large tables (large number of records). Here are examples of how this... more»

What needs improvement?

SQL Azure only supports distributed transactions with other instances of SQL Azure. This has been an obstacle for us.

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

Even if you are an experienced SQL Server DBA, there is some learning to do to be able to develop, deploy and manage... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

For some customers' applications, we switched from memory optimized tables with on premise instances to SQL Azure... more»

What other advice do I have?

For any potential customer who is considering migrating an app to SQL Azure, my advice is: * Spend enough time... more»
Pradip K. Wani
Real User
Manager of Architecture/Design with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Cloud products reduce the cost of the production of software products * You do not have to buy the product at the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We developed our product with a small team of .NET developers for a client, a law university in Delhi, India. We... more»

What needs improvement?

Microsoft has delivered on its promise by providing a free, developer-student (community) edition of Visual Studio.

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

Every region of a country has cheaper locations that can provide cost advantages, and data center growth must be... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched due to the advantages I mentioned earlier.

What other advice do I have?

Microsoft Cloud is reliable and dependable.
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Anonymous User
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Data Management Architect at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
May 14 2017

What is most valuable?

There is significant abstraction from beginner to intermediate database administration responsibilities. In this way, I can focus on my business... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides faster turnaround time to getting solutions customer facing.

What needs improvement?

It could have closer parity to on-premises capabilities. Introduce a graph database engine component.

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

It's an elastic service, at least in its simplest definition, and a proactive one with some reactive capability. Therefore, there is value in... more»

What other advice do I have?

SQL Azure is a good option for maintaining structured data, especially for smaller databases (0 - 25GB). My solutions today leverage a plethora... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 13 2017

What is most valuable?

* Availability and scalability * Ability to understand the application and not necessarily the structure of your... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have configured this solution into a worldwide application based on Microsoft SQL with SQL Azure and with SQL Azure... more»

What needs improvement?

Maybe the portal should have a more detailed and granular way to query data. You can use API for this purpose. Azure is... more»

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

You need to be careful about the size of your database or pool in order to fit it exactly within your budget.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Other databases like PostgreSQL and SQL Server were evaluated. We decided to switch because our .NET application works... more»

What other advice do I have?

The best use of this product is the combination with other SaaS services. Evaluate communication on premise if you need... more»

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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.
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