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Likelihood to Recommend

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault, in my opinion, is a defacto standard for any cloud or automation implementation. They're the best of the best as far as products for secrets management and the ability to use it against relatively any service you have is unheard of for other products. HashiCorp has really taken out all the stops when it comes to creating a nice, extensible tool that people can use to suit their needs.
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

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

HashiCorp Vault
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Automatic software patching
HashiCorp Vault
Azure SQL Database
8.7
Database scalability
HashiCorp Vault
Azure SQL Database
9.6
Automated backups
HashiCorp Vault
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Database security provisions
HashiCorp Vault
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Monitoring and metrics
HashiCorp Vault
Azure SQL Database
8.8
Automatic host deployment
HashiCorp Vault
Azure SQL Database
8.9

Pros

HashiCorp Vault

  • The HTTP API you use to write and read secrets is open and can be used by any application.
  • It keeps our sensitive data/credentials out of our GitLab repositories.
  • Sealing and unsealing the Vault on demand adds an additional layer of security.
Jeffrey Severance | 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

HashiCorp Vault

  • Documentation could be better.
  • The multiple key unseal process can be a problem if the need arises.
  • It would make more sense if HashiCorp Vault combined with HashiCorp Consul to create a unique product.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | 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

Likelihood to Renew

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault 10.0
Based on 1 answer
HashiCorp Vault is the best there is out there, and it has become critical to our secret management use cases. It would be difficult to find anything that would suit our needs better and that would be beneficial for us to switch over to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault 7.0
Based on 2 answers
We spent a little more time than we imagined to conceptually understand how HashiCorp Vault operates, as well as how it is configured. This is not trivial, and keep in mind that you will need to take some time to get a thorough understanding of the tool. The documentation could be more helpful in this regard.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault 6.2
Based on 6 answers
Hashicorp has been very responsive to our questions and inquiries up to this point. We are currently working on them to develop a more granular permissions model within Vault. We are very close to achieving our objectives with the help of their support team. We do not seem to be in the same time zone which makes it hard for escalated issues.
Jeffrey Severance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 9.0
Based on 6 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

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault is way better than Azure Key Vault; it has more features and it goes beyond a key-value secret store.
Marco Urrea | 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

Return on Investment

HashiCorp Vault

  • Helped us reach our security compliance goals.
  • Helped us strengthen our security position in our infrastructure by improving on poor secret management practices.
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

Pricing Details

HashiCorp Vault

General

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

HashiCorp Vault Editions & Modules

Edition
Open SourceFree
EnterpriseContact sales team
ModulesContact sales team
    Additional Pricing Details

    Azure SQL Database

    General

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

    Azure SQL Database Editions & Modules

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

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    HashiCorp Vault
    8.5
    Azure SQL Database
    8.5

    Likelihood to Renew

    HashiCorp Vault
    10.0
    Azure SQL Database
    8.0

    Usability

    HashiCorp Vault
    7.0
    Azure SQL Database

    Support Rating

    HashiCorp Vault
    6.2
    Azure SQL Database
    9.0

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