Oracle MySQL Cloud Service vs. Azure SQL Database

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle MySQL Cloud Service
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Oracle MySQL Cloud Service is an enterprise-grade database-as-a-service (including automated database management) offering of MySQL.N/A
Azure SQL Database
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Azure SQL Database is Microsoft's relational database as a service (DBaaS).
$0.50
Per Hour
Pricing
Oracle MySQL Cloud ServiceAzure SQL Database
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
2 vCORE
$0.5044
Per Hour
6 vCORE
$1.5131
Per Hour
10 vCORE
$2.52
Per Hour
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle MySQL Cloud ServiceAzure SQL Database
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Oracle MySQL Cloud ServiceAzure SQL Database
Top Pros
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Features
Oracle MySQL Cloud ServiceAzure SQL Database
Database-as-a-Service
Comparison of Database-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Oracle MySQL Cloud Service
8.7
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Azure SQL Database
9.1
27 Ratings
4% above category average
Automatic software patching8.01 Ratings8.525 Ratings
Database scalability8.01 Ratings9.827 Ratings
Automated backups9.01 Ratings9.527 Ratings
Database security provisions10.01 Ratings9.127 Ratings
Monitoring and metrics9.01 Ratings8.826 Ratings
Automatic host deployment8.01 Ratings9.122 Ratings
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Oracle MySQL Cloud ServiceAzure SQL Database
Small Businesses
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Oracle MySQL Cloud ServiceAzure SQL Database
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle MySQL Cloud ServiceAzure SQL Database
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
It is very scalable and it gives us backup for everything. Because of this feature, we (as a developer) can do any R&D if required. It is very stable so we can get any type of help. It has a recovery feature also which we used recently for my project. It is very easy to recover.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Oracle
  • Oracle database has ability to store large scale of data.
  • It can support any kind of scenario with any label of system.
  • Encryption and security is the key features of Oracle database 12c.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Oracle
  • It has some issues [when] performing local unit testing in personal edition.
  • It is costly if we will go for cloud.
  • Need license for some features.
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Microsoft
  • 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).
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
This is best solution as a DBA one could expect from a service provider and as a cloud service, it removes all your hassles.
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Support Rating
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
It has the most stable database. It smoothly supports [a] huge [amount of] data. Security-wise it is best among them. It is a very large community and has well-defined documentation, which can support [during the] implementation of the Oracle database. We can easily scale up servers whenever [we] change our requirements. Oracle12c is best for large-scale projects like banking and retails.
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Microsoft
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.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • It has ability to handle [a] huge [amount of] data and give [the] best performance
  • Easy to write PL/SQA queries
  • Secure and encryption option
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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