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2019-07-16T05:40:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SQL Azure?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SQL Azure, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use the product and we offer it to customers as well. We are planning to move to the cloud in the future. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Our company prefers SQL Azure. We enjoy its capabilities. I'd recommend the product. Until now, we don't yet have full experience with it and just we just apply it in very small scenarios - just for feasibility and to take some feasibility tests. We have yet to start converging our ERP. We're checking if it's good or available and if it will fit in some scenarios.

2021-05-29T14:51:27Z
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Top 5Real User

If you are migrating from older systems, you should know that CLR is not supported in SQL Azure. Data migration can also be a challenge. I would rate SQL Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-05-01T06:25:06Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate SQL Azure a seven out of ten. It works like any other SQL database, and it is pretty good.

2021-04-27T09:12:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution and we plan to use it in the future. I rate SQL Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-04-05T14:47:01Z
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Top 10Real User

From a commercial perspective, I would rate this solution very low. From a technical perspective, I rate the product an eight out of 10.

2021-03-09T09:45:29Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. If anybody is using Azure Cloud, they should definitely use Azure SQL. Our strategy is to have all our applications on Azure, and we will keep using this solution. We will also be using it for our analytical data mart. I would rate SQL Azure a nine out of ten. It is a good product, and it has all the required features.

2021-03-03T23:35:09Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate SQL Azure an eight out of ten.

2021-02-23T12:23:43Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate SQL Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-02-15T13:51:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. I would rate SQL Azure an eight out of ten.

2021-01-10T08:29:58Z
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Top 10Real User

It is a good product for any new development or organization. I would rate SQL Azure a nine out of ten. It is working fine right now, and I am pretty happy with this solution.

2020-11-20T21:18:59Z
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Top 10Real User

Using SQL Azure really depends on the settings that you want to deploy, or the amount of money that you want to spend. If you are deploying and thinking that something will grow so that you can align your income to pay per use, then it's pretty good. If you are considering something where your payments or your income is not related to pay-per-use, you may consider using it on-premises during the beginning. It really depends on your settings. Overall, this solution is pretty good. There are still some areas that have to develop, but I would rate SQL Azure an eight out of ten.

2020-11-11T18:07:39Z
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Top 10Real User

I would definitely recommend this solution. It is a very good product, and it is difficult to beat. I haven't got anything that I saw missing in it in terms of features. It is always integrated within Azure and Microsoft Office 365 ecosystems. If there is something that the database can't do, it is quite easy to have another path of the offering to take over. They are almost like AWS. They have so many services that it is really difficult not to be able to achieve things. There is always something or someone. It is just a matter of price. You also have access to the service, documentation, and even the user community. I would rate SQL Azure an eight out of ten.

2020-11-03T14:57:19Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate SQL Azure an eight out of ten.

2020-10-28T08:02:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I would, of course, highly recommend this solution. You cannot avoid SQL Server or SQL Azure if you are primarily working in the database domain. There are a lot of other databases available in the market, but the ease with which you can do the development and the overall support that you get cannot be compared with any other database. I would rate SQL Azure a nine out of ten.

2020-10-26T22:27:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend SQL Azure to others. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of ten. Right now, with Azure, we have everything we need. The only problem we have with Azure is regarding the price.

2020-10-22T19:54:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend SQL Azure. It is a good platform to use, and it has a lot of information, whatever you want. I would rate SQL Azure an eight out of ten.

2020-10-21T04:33:58Z
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Top 10Real User

If our clients are non-Microsoft clients and they have the money, then I recommend Oracle. But for ease of use, scalability, and value for money, I like SQL. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-10-04T06:40:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate SQL Azure a seven out of ten. In terms of experience, it is a very good product, but it is a little bit expensive.

2020-09-30T08:03:31Z
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Top 5Real User

We're Microsoft partners. The solution is constantly being updated. We're on whatever the latest version/update is at any given time. We're a consultancy, so we work with a variety of clients and adjust solutions based on their needs. I'd advise new users to take advantage of the documentation on offer from Microsoft. It will really help them understand the solution. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-09-27T04:10:14Z
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Top 10Real User

We're a partner. We have a business relationship with the client. I use a few different versions of the solution, depending on my clients, and have worked with both the 2016 and 2019 versions, for example. I would recommend the product. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight.

2020-09-27T04:10:03Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall, I am happy with this product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-08-20T07:50:19Z
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Top 10Real User

We're simply customers. We don't have any professional relationship with Azure. I would recommend the solution. It's great. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I'd give it perfect marks if the pricing was more reasonable and if they offered better learning tools to guide our staff.

2020-07-13T06:55:49Z
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Top 5Consultant

If you're looking for many features in one product with easy usability and UI, then this product is good. You can readily add on features and exploration and all those things. They are adding features all the time so they are creating one large solution, which is like a repository for things like big data and sensors. The SQL Server encapsulates all the requirements. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2020-06-18T05:17:42Z
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Real User

I would rate it a nine out of ten.

2019-08-13T10:41:00Z
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Real User

When it comes to implementation, my advice would be to integrate between Microsoft platforms. I will rate it an eight out of ten as I would love to see faster integration.

2019-08-13T06:03:00Z
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LeaderboardReal User

This is the best product that Microsoft has. It is the same product as a normal SQL server but built on Azure. The management is different, depending on the hoster of the cloud. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-08-06T07:17:00Z
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Real User

I'm currently moving my system onto the cloud. I'm using a hybrid version of the solution. My advice to anyone looking to switch to the cloud is to stabilize the technology and to consider Amazon, Azure, and Google. If you don't have experience in the cloud, you have to consider all solutions and pick the best one for your company. I decided to go with Microsoft Azure because of my past experience. So if you don't have the experience to fall back on, consider all technologies as well as their cost, money, and features. I would rate the solution eight out of ten because of the cost. I'd like it to be cheaper so we can afford to move more of our services to the cloud.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises version of the solution. I would rate it nine out of ten. I would definitely recommend it to an SMB, a small or medium-sized business.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Real User

We use the private cloud version of the solution. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. I would recommend it.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

I recommend this solution, as long as the cloud environment is suitable. This is a good solution, but from the angle of security, everything can be breached. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

The solution is very user-friendly. I would recommend the solution. It's very easy to understand. I would rate this solution ten out of ten.

2019-07-30T10:41:00Z
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Real User

In terms of advice to others, I would suggest that they make sure they keep the system stable and to not add complexity. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
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Real User

We use a few different versions. It depends on the project. We use the S-1, 2, and 3, depending on the customer's requirements. If we compare, for example, the cloud infrastructure and on-prem infrastructure, there are lots of good things about cloud infrastructure because we can scale the product so that every single time when we need more performance, more computing, more storage we can just reach to the higher plan, and we can use it. There is obviously cost reduction because although we still need an on-prem trader for SQL parts, it's not hard like it was in SQL brand because we also had to care about the infrastructure too. Right now, we are concentrating on the software which is good and saves us money. I would rate this solution nine out of ten because it offers a lot, including statistics and other things which are very hard to get from Azure. However, you have to specify what you actually would like to monitor, which is not straightforward.

2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
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