Intro to Azure SQL DB
August 10, 2018

Intro to Azure SQL DB

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Azure SQL Database

We use Azure SQL Database as the data store for our public website. It allows us to meet our uptime goals and provides a point of contact with our customers regardless of the state of our internal network.


  • High availability
  • Security features
  • Ease of upgrade from on premise SQL


  • Lacks full feature parity with SQL server
  • More limited access to metrics for performance troubleshooting
  • Hard to understand metrics used for sizing
  • Makes the database cost for our use case more predictable and regular
  • Adds redundancy capabilities much easier than implementing our own
  • Integrates easily with the other Azure services we utilize
Works great for simple applications where you don't need functionality like cross-database queries. Also good for elastic use cases since it can be scaled up and down easily.

Azure SQL Database Feature Ratings

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


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