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What is Azure SQL Database?

It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.
Azure SQL Database is a tool in the SQL Database as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Azure SQL Database?

Companies
113 companies reportedly use Azure SQL Database in their tech stacks, including Global, Ataccama ONE, and Core Banking.

Developers
375 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Azure SQL Database.

Azure SQL Database Integrations

Snowplow, AzureDataStudio, Microsoft Access, Centreon, and Hosted Graphite are some of the popular tools that integrate with Azure SQL Database. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with Azure SQL Database.
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Decisions about Azure SQL Database

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Azure SQL Database in their tech stack.

Mathuba Dlamini
Full Stack Developer at Dimension Data · | 5 upvotes · 8.9K views

We are embarking on a project of building a Django web application on Microsoft Azure. The debate holding us back is whether to with Azure SQL Database or Azure Database for PostgreSQL. From all the tutorials and video tutorials they use Azure Database for PostgreSQL but one team member is insisting on Azure SQL Database. Please advise of what to consider if I capitulate what database do I need to install locally to get the project moving.

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Hi, I am trying to build a billing system for utilities. It will have a web app and a mobile app too. The USP of this system would be that the mobile application would support offline syncing, basically, let's say while doing the payment the internet goes down then when it's back the payment goes through. Basically, some features could work offline. So I am confused as to which DB to go for. A relational one like Azure SQL Database or a non-relational one like MongoDB?

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Azure SQL Database Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Azure SQL Database?
MySQL
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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Azure SQL Database's Followers
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