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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Azure SQL Database

    90%
    Azure SQL Database ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    26 Ratings

    Database scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    28 Ratings

    Automated backups

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    28 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    28 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    27 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    23 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    88%
    8 Ratings
    8.6

    Azure SQL Database

    86%
    28 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Azure SQL Database

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.5

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Azure SQL Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.5

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    95%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Azure SQL Database

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    10.0

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    100%
    1 Rating

    Azure SQL Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    In terms of a well-suited scenario - the Azure Synapse can be used to capture data from multiple sources (especially from onPrem sources apart from Dataverse) and update the transformed data based on the given conditions (eg: refresh data based on the specified date/time ranges). Also, the transformed data can simply be transferred to Azure Data Lake for further processing by utilizing other analytics tools such as PowerBI.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    Your upcoming app can be built faster on a fully managed SQL database and can be moved into Azure with a few to no application code changes. Flexible and responsive server less computing and Hyperscale storage can cope with your changing requirements and one of the main benefits is the reduction in costs, which is noticeable.
    Niloofar Keshvari Nia | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    • Quick to return data. Queries in a SQL data warehouse architecture tend to return data much more quickly than a OLTP setup. Especially with columnar indexes.
    • Ability to manage extremely large SQL tables. Our databases contain billions of records. This would be unwieldy without a proper SQL datawarehouse
    • Backup and replication. Because we're already using SQL, moving the data to a datawarehouse makes it easier to manage as our users are already familiar with SQL.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    • Maintenance is always an issue, so using a cloud solution saves a lot of trouble.
    • On premise solutions always suffer from fragmented implementations here and there, where several "dba's" keep track of security and maintenance. With a cloud database it's much easier to keep a central overview.
    • Security options in SQL database are next level... data masking, hiding sensitive data where always neglected on premise, whereas you'll get this automatically in the cloud.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    • Integrating external 3rd party data sources is very easy in Snowflake and it’s missing in Azure Synapse
    • Master data services and data quality services are missing in Azure Synapse. They are useful features present in on Orem Sql server
    • Resource usage reports (top 10 expensive queries, most frequently run queries, etc) are a feature that can be added in Azure Synapse. It’s present in an on-prem SQL server. DMVs are there but viewing it visually as a report is more helpful.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    • One needs to be aware that some T-SQL features are simply not available.
    • The programmatic access to server, trace flags, hardware from within Azure SQL Database is taken away (for a good reason).
    • No SQL Agent so your jobs need to be orchestrated differently.
    • The maximum concurrent logins maybe an unexpected problem.
    • Sudden disconnects.
    • The developers and admin must study the capacity and tier usage limits https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-subscription-service-limits otherwise some errors or even transaction aborts never seen before can occur.
    • Only one Latin Collation choice.
    • There is no way to debug T-SQL ( a big drawback in my point of view).
    Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Azure SQL Database

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.5,044 Per Hour

    Azure SQL Database Editions & Modules

    Edition
    2 vCORE$0.50441
    6 vCORE$1.51311
    10 vCORE$2.521
    1. Per Hour
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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.
    Zimran Azim | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 9.5
    Based on 2 answers
    The data warehouse portion is very much like old style on-prem SQL server, so most SQL skills one has mastered carry over easily. Azure Data Factory has an easy drag and drop system which allows quick building of pipelines with minimal coding. The Spark portion is the only really complex portion, but if there's an in-house python expert, then the Spark portion is also quiet useable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 9.5
    Based on 2 answers
    Microsoft does its best to support Synapse. More and more articles are being added to the documentation, providing more useful information on best utilizing its features. The examples provided work well for basic knowledge, but more complex examples should be added to further assist in discovering the vast abilities that the system has.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    Azure SQL Database 9.0
    Based on 10 answers
    We give the support a high rating simply because every time we've had issues or questions, representatives were in contact with us quickly. Without fail, our issues/questions were handled in a timely matter. That kind of response is integral when client data integrity and availability is in question. There is also a wealth of documentation for resolving issues on your own.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    We also looked at Oracle Data Warehouse as part of our short list of products to implement as a solution. Oracle's product turned out to have less support by way of easily accessible internet blogs. Oracle was also considerably more expensive and we would have needed to hire the skillset needed to implement.
    Samir Patel, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    We moved away from Oracle and NoSQL because we had been so reliant on them for the last 25 years, the pricing was too much and we were looking for a way to cut the cord. Snowflake is just too up in the air, feels like it is soon to be just another line item to add to your Azure subscription. Azure was just priced right, easy to migrate to and plenty of resources to hire to support/maintain it. Very easy to learn, too.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Basically, the billing is predictable, and this all about it.
    Vladimír Mužný | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

    • Azure Synapse has predominately reduced the time being used for processing data being extracted from multiple sources
    • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and create a single dataset that could be used for further analytics to find KPIs
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    • Perfect for small and medium databases, being very cost effective.
    • As a Platform as a Service, there is no concern about patches, upgrades and end of life.
    • Be aware of security and network capabilities. The service cannot run in the VNET as Azure Virtual Machines do.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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