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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

As with any cloud service, the main advantage of Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing is the ability to scale up (and down, if required), thus reducing initial costs. You can start with a simple 1 CPU and 20Gb instance for free, and scale up to meet your requirements with some simple clicks. You do not have to worry about administrative tasks (OS installation and configuration, storage provisioning, software installation/upgrade, maintenance, etc.).
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

The most important positive for our organization is the ability to scale up or down at will. As a startup, we needed to quickly adapt to changing space and performance needs. It's also integral as we grow different branches of the business. Thus far, we haven't encountered much of anything with the tool that hasn't been a good fit for our business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Automatic software patching
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
9.1
Database scalability
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
9.3
Automated backups
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
9.1
Database security provisions
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
9.3
Monitoring and metrics
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
8.3
Automatic host deployment
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
9.0

Pros

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

  • Quick and simple to deploy (less than 5 steps to create a new instance)
  • No administrative tasks (backup, re-sizing) required
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

  • Scalability is #1: if it used to be an almost no-win endeavour to try to modernize your server or migrate to other hardware, with Azure SQL Database it becomes a press of a button.
  • All the tools simply work after you are on Azure SQL Database.
  • The applications do not need changes in order to start using Azure SQL Database.
  • Hybrid Cloud scenarios will work.
  • Clustering and failover - already there.
  • You can start monitoring the use and extract performance insights in a new way in Azure.
Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

  • None significant to be mentioned
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

  • A little slow on processing complex or large Views. We use a lot of Views to feed our BI system, and the processing time could see some improvement, IMHO.
  • Additional monitoring components would be nice too, automating some built in performance measurement tools would be a nice feature.
  • Price can always be improved as well. It’s not bad, but room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

No score
No answers yet
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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.
Zimran Azim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing 7.3
Based on 1 answer
You get almost all the features of Oracle Database, including the ability to deploy APEX applications, without having to worry about system, storage or database configuration and maintenance, backups, etc. Also, you can start for free and move up adding resources as you need.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 9.0
Based on 5 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

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

Both Azure SQL Database and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing offer a powerful and robust database platform. The advantage of Autonomous Transaction Processing is the ability to host APEX applications for free and without any special/complicated deployment or configuration process. Having a rapid development environment embedded for free was the main advantage for choosing Oracle as my cloud database provider.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

Comparing with Amazon Aurora: Azure SQL DB is 100% compatible with SQL Server and Aurora is compatible with MySQL and PostGreSQL. Because of if, SQL DB suits large enterprises with hundreds of databases better. Comparing with Oracle: the main issue is that Oracle will try to push all other services available in their product offering.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

  • Using the free tier allows me to develop and test the APEX app with no cost.
  • Changing it from a single-user to a department tool is simple.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

  • Azure SQL Databases are a great solution and with the Azure pricing model, you can reduce costs in most scenarios. They also have added intrinsic value by the products nature of being scale-able to the current task (i.e.- a short term need for more processing power).
Michael Jipping | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Azure SQL Database

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
8.2
Azure SQL Database
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
8.0

Usability

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
7.3
Azure SQL Database

Support Rating

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Azure SQL Database
9.0

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