Azure SQL - Making Life Easier
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated November 17, 2015

Azure SQL - Making Life Easier

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database is being used by multiple business units in our organization. We use it in conjunction with Cloud Services (web applications).
  • Point In Time Backup
  • High Availability
  • Scaling
  • Provide customers more examples with Azure Automation (ways of doing backups, etc.) and then emailing when there is a failure.
  • Decrease costs on premium.
  • Allow customers to define a longer point in time backup recovery period.
  • Application Stability
  • Recoverability
  • Testing
As we were early adopters with Azure and landed on the Azure PaaS (Platform as a Service), it made sense to use databases that were on the same platform as the application to save on costs. Also, we were impressed with the simplicity of Azure SQL. From a management perspective and an automation perspective it's much easier to have all the eggs in one basket (as long as you plan for the unexpected/disaster recovery).
Since they have different tiers, I'd say any business in need of a database could benefit and save time.

Azure SQL Database Feature Ratings

Automatic software patching
Database scalability
Automated backups
Database security provisions
Monitoring and metrics
Automatic host deployment