SQL Azure provides relational database functionality as a utility service. Cloud-based database solutions such as SQL Azure can provide many benefits, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, and reduced management overhead.
If you are ready for the cloud — keep in mind this is not an easy question as proved by Netflix cloud migration and Reddit’s experience, going from on-premise SQL Server to SQL Azure doesn’t seem to involve drawbacks.
But what I’m really curious about is how SQL Azure compares to Amazon RDS.
This blog is called myNoSQL and it is written by me, Alex Popescu, a software architect with a passion for open source and communities.
It records my readings, learnings, and opinions on NoSQL databases, polyglot persistence, and distributed systems -- subjects that I'm passionate about.
The opinions expressed here are my own, and no other party necessarily agrees with them.
If you feel I'm biased, I probably am.