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September 2022
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Bahattin Yetismis - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at BE1 consultancy
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Fulfills our NoSQL requirement and allows us to store JSON data

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for our NoSQL requirement. We store data, like JSON data, in MongoDB.

It's deployed on the cloud with AWS.

What is most valuable?

It's a good solution for NoSQL databases.

What needs improvement?

It would be better if there were more integration capabilities with other products.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable.

We would like to increase usage. Right now, we have 100 people using MongoDB, but in the future, our customers will be around one million when we open up the crypto exchange. 

How are customer service and support?

Currently, we have a skilled DBA and don't need any consultancy. In the future, if there are more customers in all of our databases and the DBA is not enough to handle issues, then we will use a consultant for bottlenecks.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have also used Oracle.

How was the initial setup?

Setup is straightforward. Installing MongoDB takes only one day, but it will take you one week to customize MongoDB for all of the use cases.

For deployment and maintenance, we need two or three DBAs for both MongoDB and MariaDB.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay for a license.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution 9 out of 10.

I would recommend MongoDB Atlas for those who want to start using it. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Michael Lunyungu - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Stable and scalable but could better integrate with Python

What is our primary use case?

I'm an end-user. I'm a business analyst, so I'm using SQL Azure to do analysis.

What is most valuable?

Emergency mode is quite useful.

What needs improvement?

I haven't explored SQL Azure's features much, but I would like to see some better integration with Python. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using SQL Azure for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

SQL Azure is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think SQL Azure is scalable. Almost 200 people are using it in the commercial department.

How are customer service and support?

I can't say much about Microsoft support because the IT people are the ones who deal with the Microsoft support team. Whenever we have an issue, we put our IT team on it and leave everything to them. They try to handle it if they can or they might bring in some consultants from the Microsoft team. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used Oracle, but I didn't spend much time with it, so I really can't say. I don't think Oracle has any capabilities that SQL Azure lacks, and it's not used in as many companies and institutions.

How was the initial setup?

Setting up SQL Azure isn't complex.

What other advice do I have?

I rate SQL Azure seven out of 10. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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