SQL Server in Azure: Compare PaaS (SQLDB) and IaaS (Virtual Machine)

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During the last year, Azure SQLDB team made a great job in porting an amazing number of new features into the platform, thus reducing the surface area gap with box product version of SQL Server. Today, deciding between IaaS and PaaS for SQL Server solution is pretty easy since fewer aspects need to be considered…

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Azure SQLDB and SQL Server VM – How to make an equal cost comparison

Azure SQLDB is one of my favorite technologies and I often have to talk and work with my partners around features, performances, scaling, high-availability and disaster recovery. A key part of the deal is related to the cost, sooner or later in the preliminary discussion, I always expect comments like these: “Azure SQLDB is nice, we…

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Azure SQLDB Basic, Standard and Premium Tiers – Quick glimpse and first impressions

After the recent BUILD conference, Microsoft team responsible for SQL Database development clearly accelerated on disclosing new features and capabilities, several of them awaited since a long time ago, but finally we have now in preview, as you can read in the official announcement below, published on April 24th:   Azure SQL Database introduces new service…

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