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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 solution helped them: * Performance of memory-optimized tables in SQL Azure exceeds that of an on premise SQL Server * Microsoft... more»

What needs improvement?

SQL Azure only supports distributed transactions with other instances of SQL Azure. This has been an obstacle for us.
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 up-front market cost * You pay for it as you use the product * You can develop a product on your own premises * Just give 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 received the requirements from conversations of our team with our client, over the phone, and with email. There was minimal... more»

What needs improvement?

Microsoft has delivered on its promise by providing a free, developer-student (community) edition of Visual Studio.
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Data Management Architect at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
May 14 2017

What do you think of SQL Azure?

Valuable Features There is significant abstraction from beginner to intermediate database administration responsibilities. In this way, I can focus on my business objectives, as opposed to heavy upfront cost of ownership when compared to on-premises or IaaS alternatives. • Improvements to My Organization It provides faster turnaround time to getting solutions customer facing. • Room for Improvement It could have closer parity to on-premises capabilities. Introduce a graph database engine component. • Use of Solution I have been using Azure since its inception. • Stability Issues Historically, SQL Azure has tended to choke at databases larger than 50GB, and in some cases, as small as 20GB. Granted, this starts becoming a function of database design. Caveat: It's...
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 database * Natural replication of the SaaS service provides efficient availability * You can choose the geographical replication:... 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 elastic pool.

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 working on the query engine in order to give you the ability to analyze a query for performance with insight to improve... 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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