Over the past year, since the release of SQL Azure, we’ve been focused on delivering the highest quality database in the cloud. SQL Azure builds on the already strong SQL Server platform, but delivers a multi-tenant cloud based relational database, which is truly unique in the market.
Independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. took note of this. On November 2, 2010, Forrester published “SQL Azure Raises The Bar On Cloud Databases.” Forrester interviewed 26 companies using Microsoft SQL Azure over the past six months. As we also hear from our customers, most stated that SQL Azure delivers a reliable cloud database platform to support various small to moderately sized applications as well as other data management requirements such as backup, disaster recovery, testing, and collaboration. In the report, Principal Analyst Noel Yuhanna states that key enhancements have been made that position SQL Azure as a leader in the rapidly emerging category of cloud databases and writes that it “delivers the most innovative, integrated and flexible solution.”
Key advantages identified include:
There are also great customer testimonials, such as:
We encourage you to check out his research here: SQL Azure Raises The Bar On Cloud Databases.