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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SimpleDB

Well suited for: Games, Chat rooms, real time software like corporate events, marathons and so. Anytime and anywhere you could use a NoSQL DB you should think of SimpleDB.
As an arduous AWS user, Amazon SimpleDB easily integrates with EC2 and other AWS module; and if you are not an AWS user, you also have a fantastic tool that will solve the problem for which you are focused.
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Azure SQL Database

Works great for simple applications where you don't need functionality like cross-database queries. Also good for elastic use cases since it can be scaled up and down easily.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon SimpleDB
Azure SQL Database
9.3
Automatic software patching
Amazon SimpleDB
Azure SQL Database
9.5
Database scalability
Amazon SimpleDB
Azure SQL Database
9.6
Automated backups
Amazon SimpleDB
Azure SQL Database
9.3
Database security provisions
Amazon SimpleDB
Azure SQL Database
9.5
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon SimpleDB
Azure SQL Database
8.7
Automatic host deployment
Amazon SimpleDB
Azure SQL Database
9.2

Pros

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Flexibility
  • Easy to learn and use
  • AWS integration
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Azure SQL Database

  • High availability
  • Security features
  • Ease of upgrade from on premise SQL
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Cons

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
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Azure SQL Database

  • Lacks full feature parity with SQL server
  • More limited access to metrics for performance troubleshooting
  • Hard to understand metrics used for sizing
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SimpleDB

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Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 8.0
Based on 1 answer
This is best solution as a DBA one could expect from a service provider and as a cloud service, it removes all your hassles.
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Support

Amazon SimpleDB

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Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It has been a drastic change but the shift was so smooth.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SimpleDB

It integrates beautifully with AWS. In some projects we use SimpleDB while we use DynamoDB for others, according to the characteristics of the project. If the infrastructure is AWS, we always think of one of them.
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Azure SQL Database

It stacks up in different ways, for the most part, I think Microsoft is doing a really good job versus the competition. They basically started database type products from the beginning. I've always been excited about updates and can see their progress over time. Get's me really excited when I see new updates
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Return on Investment

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Reduced database administration time
  • Reduced data model analysis time
  • Lower cost of resources in projects in general
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Azure SQL Database

  • As compared to On Site SQL server AZURE is less hectic and less responsibility to worry for.
  • It pretty much easy to follow devOps or Agile for Backlogs as AZURE allows to take care of its own things.
  • Database scalability, Patching and Upgrading is the best thing it gives in return
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Pricing Details

Amazon SimpleDB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Azure SQL Database

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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