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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    9.0

    Azure SQL Database

    90%

    SQLite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure SQL Database ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    8.8
    88%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database scalability

    9.4
    94%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated backups

    9.0
    90%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    9.1
    91%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    8.6
    86%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    9.1
    91%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure SQL Database is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • SQLite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Azure SQL Database

    87%
    28 Ratings
    9.3

    SQLite

    93%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Azure SQL Database

    80%
    1 Rating

    SQLite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure SQL Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SQLite

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Azure SQL Database

    90%
    10 Ratings
    1.0

    SQLite

    10%
    2 Ratings

    Configurability

    Azure SQL Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    SQLite

    100%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Azure SQL Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    SQLite

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Open Source

    SQLite is a lightweight and efficient database management system. With SQLite, performance increases as memory are added. It's reliable and well-tested before release. SQLite handles memory allocation and I/O errors gracefully. SQLite provides bug lists and code-change chronologies. All bugs are disclosed, and it's compatible with iOS, Android, MAC, and Windows. SQLite is open-source, allowing developers to tailor it to their specific needs.
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    Pros

    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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    Open Source

    • Our products are using SQLite in embedded Linux and in Windows software.
    • It is truly a stable cross-platform database.
    • The fact that it is a zero-configuration database engine, it is particularly a nice advantage when you work in the embedded world.
    • Being a single database file, it provides ease for those who need to quickly transfer data to someone else, or quickly browse data.
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    Cons

    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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    Open Source

    • Although it is excellent at what it does, you should be really careful and plan accordingly if you know that your database is going to scale at a huge level because it is not suitable of databases which are of Enterprise level and demands top-notch security and protection.
    • If your project involves multiple people working on the same database simultaneously, then that becomes a big problem, because it only allows single write at one time. You really need to be forward thinking in a manner to predict if this database will cater to all the needs of your project.
    • The most common difficulty with this is the lack of some of the basic functionality which is present in the other premier databases like Joints, Stored Procedure calls, Security and permission grants. If you do require all those things then you are better off not using this software.
    • Lastly, if you are using this in an Andriod App development cycle then also your options are limited because it does not integrate with PostgreSQL and MYSQL.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure SQL Database

    Starting Price

    $0.5,044 Per Hour

    Editions & Modules

    Azure SQL Database editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    2 vCORE$0.50441
    6 vCORE$1.51312
    10 vCORE$2.523

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SQLite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SQLite editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      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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      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Open Source

      I have had a wonderful experience with SQLite because in my every project I use SQLite in the development phase because it's really fast, doesn't crash and very easy to maintain as well. It saves a lot on physical memory and dedicated server usage. It has all the basic functionality you would need to get the job done and that too at no cost at all. What more could you ask for !!!
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      Support Rating

      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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      Open Source

      I haven't needed support yet.
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      Alternatives Considered

      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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      Open Source

      We looked at other traditional RDBMS products, but found them to be cumbersome to deploy. They take up more space, and consume more computing resources than SQLite does. While the performance or direct integration to our primary applications may have been better or easier if we had gone with a traditional RDBMS, the performance of SQLite has been more than acceptable. The performance and speed to deploy made SQLite a much more attractive option for us than a traditional RDBMS.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      Open Source

      • No licensing fees has a net increase on ROI
      • The active community has kept support costs low, further increasing ROI
      • The wide range of supported platforms and high level of compatibility has increased ROI by reducing time spent porting the database model to any platform specific solutions.
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