Extensive comparison of the upcoming Database.com and Microsoft’s SQL Azure:
Salesforce.com will unbundle its underlying relational database engine from Force.com when the firm releases Database.com’s commercial version in 2011. In the meantime, developers can testdrive Database.com with a free Force.com developer account, which includes a Database.com database having:
- Three enterprise user accounts
- 100,000 rows of storage per month
- 150,000 transactions per month
According to the article, Database.com will support ACID transactions (Apex code), triggers and stored procedures (Apex code), relationships, a query language, full-text search. Looks like a relational database in the cloud, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be underneath.
Original title and link: Preliminary Comparison of Database.com and SQL Azure Features and Capabilities (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)