What do you like most about SQL Azure?
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The product is quite stable. The performance is great and it's reliable.
It is easily scalable, and it is faster than SQL Server. It is also less expensive than using SQL Server. It has the pay-as-you-go model, and the charges are based on the usage.
We don't have to manage it much. It is managed by Microsoft, which makes it easy for us because there is no admin overhead for managing the servers.
It is also easily scalable. During peak hours, it can scale higher.
The most valuable aspects of this solution are the integration with the darknet stack especially Microsoft, table groups, supports major capability requirements, and SQL always-on feature.
Very easy to use on any platform and works well.
It is good for scalability and high availability. It is also secure because of Microsoft's cloud investment.
It is easy to use because it is on the cloud. Creation or making it available through web services is super easy. Azure SQL can be quickly published as web services for APIs to connect with other applications. Because it is in Microsoft Cloud, you can easily integrate with Microsoft stack.
Cost savings are the most valuable. The DR/high availability is also valuable. The failover group with the built-in DR/high availability features is probably one of the easiest things.
The interface is awesome.
Its easy usage is the most valuable.
The backup features are the most valuable.
What I like the most is the processes and the easiness of deployments.
We like the ease of integrating it with our on-premises environment. We use a hybrid model. We have a SQL Server on-premises, and we have an integration with the cloud version. We do CPU or disk intensive processes on-premises. For accessibility, we offload onto the cloud. When you do a lot of IO and things like that in the cloud, Microsoft charges for the CPU activity.
SQL is a simpler database. We use it more than other databases.
We primarily and generally use it only for DB purposes. When it comes to the Azure part, we can easily provision, scale up, and scale down the generator machine. This kind of flexibility is the USP of SQL Azure.
Its interface and ease of use are also valuable. It is very easy to use and integrate with multiple databases. If I need to pull in or import some data from my on-premises database, the ease with which you can connect and pull the data, not only from SQL Server but also from other flavors of MySQL or even Oracle, is very good.
I am very happy with this solution; right now, I don't think there is anything I would change.
Their technical support is the most valuable.
The solution has become easier to use over time and it's also reasonably priced.
It is very fast in replicating the data from one database to another. We do some extractions from multiple databases to a target database that we use for visualization. It has a good speed.
The solution is a fairly mature product. It provides good stability.
Customers can benefit from a lot of cost savings if they go for Azure.
The most valuable feature is PolyBase.
The stability of the solution is very good.
Coding does not require much effort.
They have good documentation. It's concentrated information.
The stability is good.
This solution provides more comfort to the end-user compared to a normal SQL server.
The initial setup was straightforward. It took less than one day for deployment.
In terms of stability, because Microsoft is the underlying technology, they are much more stable than say Oracle. Since 2014 they did a great job in offering stability, performance and high visibility on the solution, especially in comparison to the other competitors.
The stability is good and the performance is fantastic. Even when we try to do an inquiry into issues we can do it easily.
This solution offers high availability, and business continuity is in place.
The initial setup is very easy. It's extremely straightforward.
The initial setup was straightforward. Deployment takes about one hour.
What is really helpful about the Azure SQL is that when we have a problem with our sound queries, we can trade information about what indexes we should create on tables. It's really helpful for me and also for developers.
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