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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Database Cloud Service

  • Cost Effective & Flexible: Customers can start as low as a single OCPU VM up to 24 OCPUs. Customers pay only for OCPUs and Storage used.
  • Ease Of Getting Started: Customers can easily create Oracle Certified, full-featured, fully supported 11g, 12c (both 12.1 & 12.2) databases with choice of any database edition.
  • Built-in High Availability Constructs: Customers can easily deploy 2-node RAC configurations with all the VM shapes. For example: Easily deploy a 2-node RAC configuration with 2 core Virtual Machines and shared block storage of up to 40 TB.
  • Durable & Scalable Storage: Customers can use remote storage starting at 256GB up to 40 TB. Storage can be scale up with no downtime.
  • Secure: Customers still get all the advantages of our Oracle IAM for management control and VCN Security lists for securing their database environments.
Nagabhushan Krishnappa | 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 Database Cloud Service
9.8
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Automatic software patching
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.3
Azure SQL Database
9.1
Database scalability
Oracle Database Cloud Service
10.0
Azure SQL Database
9.3
Automated backups
Oracle Database Cloud Service
10.0
Azure SQL Database
9.1
Database security provisions
Oracle Database Cloud Service
10.0
Azure SQL Database
9.3
Monitoring and metrics
Oracle Database Cloud Service
10.0
Azure SQL Database
8.3
Automatic host deployment
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.3
Azure SQL Database
9.0

Pros

Oracle Database Cloud Service

  • It's easy to spin it up.
  • An easy backup and restore process.
  • Patching is made easy.
  • It connects to local clients without any issues.
Anonymous | 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 Database Cloud Service

  • It will be good to have UI control based auto backup options like retention of database backup, auto delete DB back-up.
  • Auto Extend Data Storage on existing local storage process needs to be little improved, it's not smooth to create the extension of data storage on local.
  • There should be some easy and better way of sending the DB monitor alerts (like Tablespace exceed,Index Space is full, High Performance Query on DB) to specific required email address.
Anonymous | 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 Database Cloud Service

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

Oracle Database Cloud Service

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 Database Cloud Service

The features are complemented by database lifecycle management features
like configuration management, performance management, patch automation, etc which make the
solution complete from a DBaaS administrator’s perspective as well. As we saw above, Enterprise
Manager 12c covers all the major use cases for DBaaS, which yield significant business benefits and
high ROI.
Nagabhushan Krishnappa | 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 Database Cloud Service

  • It's definitely a cheaper database service.
  • It's more reliable, and integrates well with other cloud applications.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

Oracle Database Cloud Service

General

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

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 Database Cloud Service
8.6
Azure SQL Database
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Database Cloud Service
Azure SQL Database
8.0

Support Rating

Oracle Database Cloud Service
Azure SQL Database
9.0

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