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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    Cloud BigTable

    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
    8.8
    88%
    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

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Cloud BigTable

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.6

      Azure SQL Database

      86%
      28 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cloud BigTable

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.0

      Azure SQL Database

      80%
      1 Rating

      Support Rating

      Cloud BigTable

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.0

      Azure SQL Database

      90%
      10 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Cloud BigTable

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Cloud BigTable

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Cloud BigTable

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Cloud BigTable

      General

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

      Starting Price

      $0.026 per month

      Cloud BigTable Editions & Modules

      Edition
      Backup Storage$0.0261
      Nodes$0.65/hour2
      SSD storage$0.173
      HDD storage$0.0263
      1. per month per GB
      2. per month per node (minimum 1 nodes)
      3. per month per GB
      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

      Cloud BigTable

      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

      Support Rating

      Cloud BigTable

      No score
      No answers yet
      No answers on this topic

      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

      Cloud BigTable

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Return on Investment

      Cloud BigTable

      No answers on this topic

      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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