Microsoft Azure SQL Database: Fully Managed and secure SQL database
May 01, 2021

Microsoft Azure SQL Database: Fully Managed and secure SQL database

Rishabh Khanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure SQL Database

Currently, my organization is working on moving to cloud. we are trying to convert our products to SaaS products, so that we can provide them as a service on various clouds. Microsoft Azure SQL Database is one of many services that we are using in our organization. It is a primary tool for storing data up in the cloud. I am working on IoT based ERP system and I am using Azure SQL database to store data in the cloud. It is very easy to setup SQL server on Azure.
  • It is fully managed and secure SQL database.
  • It is highly available and scalable.
  • It provides automatic backup and restore.
  • Documentation of Azure SQL is perfect with all best practices.
  • I would love to see some new sizes of databases for compute and storage.
  • prices related to different size can be improved.
  • performance can be improved to reduce the latency.
  • It was easy for our developers to setup and use this service.
  • It has helped us in reducing the cost of managing SQL database.
  • Its ability to scale up and down based on requirement is best.
It is very easy to setup SQL database on Azure. one can always refer to their documentation for best practices. It is highly available and scalable. It is cheaper than its alternatives and provide better performance than others. As we are using many other services of Azure for creating a SaaS application, so it is always better to have all services at one place.

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Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Google Cloud SQL, Microsoft SQL Server
It is best suited if your company is making a transition from on-prem to cloud and if your product is based on SQL then it is best service to go for. It is highly available and secure.
There might be some performance issues when using it as an external database with kubernetes cluster. There might be some latency while performing database operations from a containerized app.

Azure SQL Database Feature Ratings

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