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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… 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 SQL Azure solutions. At Microsoft Virtual Academy… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

For some customers' applications, we switched from memory optimized tables with on premise instances to SQL Azure instances. The switch happened under the same SQL Server… 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 analyzing if SQL Azure offers you a viable business case for… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did not evaluate anything else. I started using SQL Azure through teaching some MOC courses that included it, in early 2013. I had the chance to get to really know the… more»

What is SQL Azure?

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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