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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Scylla

Scylla is well suited for high-throughput scenarios where keyed data must be read or written with consistently low latency. It's less appropriate for use cases requiring relational queries, secondary indexes, or more structured data sets.
Kirk Morales | 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

NoSQL Databases

Scylla
8.4
Azure SQL Database
Performance
Scylla
9.1
Azure SQL Database
Availability
Scylla
9.1
Azure SQL Database
Concurrency
Scylla
9.1
Azure SQL Database
Data model flexibility
Scylla
6.4
Azure SQL Database

Database-as-a-Service

Scylla
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Automatic software patching
Scylla
Azure SQL Database
8.6
Database scalability
Scylla
Azure SQL Database
9.6
Automated backups
Scylla
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Database security provisions
Scylla
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Monitoring and metrics
Scylla
Azure SQL Database
8.9
Automatic host deployment
Scylla
Azure SQL Database
8.9

Pros

Scylla

  • Low-latency reads
  • CQL has a familiar syntax
  • Parity with Cassandra
  • Practical features
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

  • Better documentation for best practices (e.g., how to effectively use connection pooling)
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

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

Usability

Scylla

Scylla 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very easy-to-understand syntax--uses CQL (same as Cassandra), which has many similarities to standard SQL. There are some gotchas, however, that must be known during schema development.
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Scylla

Scylla 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Scylla cloud support team is incredibly responsive and proactive.
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

Scylla has a quick learning curve (same as Cassandra) compared to other proprietary solutions like BigTable. It supports higher throughput and lower latency that other NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which sacrifice those features for more flexibility and unique features.
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

  • Addresses latency requirements of our platform
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

General

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

Scylla Editions & Modules

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

Scylla
9.1
Azure SQL Database
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Scylla
Azure SQL Database
8.0

Usability

Scylla
8.2
Azure SQL Database

Support Rating

Scylla
9.1
Azure SQL Database
9.0

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