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Evaluating Microsoft Azure's Cloud Database Services

Published: 31 October 2016

ID: G00311029

Analyst(s): Lyn Robison


As enterprises begin moving their databases to the cloud, it's critical for technical professionals involved in database architecture to know the options available from the leading cloud vendors. This document evaluates the database options for the Microsoft Azure platform.

Table Of Contents


  • Summary of Microsoft Azure Databases and Tools
  • Operational Databases
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Other Options for Operational RDBMSs on Azure
    • Azure DocumentDB
  • Analytic Databases
    • Azure SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure HDInsight
  • Building Integrated Solutions Using Azure Databases and Tools
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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