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SQL Azure Primary Use Case

Project Manager at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

It is basically hosting the backend of our application that we write as a software development company. We're moving our educational timetabling software, which was historically an on-premise installation, to a cloud-based service offering for customers.

It is pretty much version-less in the sense that we are using whatever is presented to us and available. We are purely using the cloud-based services from Azure hosted in the cloud, which obviously and technically is version-less to some degree. We are using SQL Azure, app services, Application Gateway, key vaults, and storage solutions within Azure. It is relatively simple but sufficient for our needs at the moment.

We predominantly don't use the GUI interface. We are using Terraform as our infrastructure and code provider to manage and maintain all of the Azure components that we are using. They're offering all the integration and providing it through the APIs.

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Senior Database Administrator at a government with 11-50 employees

It is simply our relational database.

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Cloud Solution Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

We're slowly progressing through the delivery of our production system or landing zone in the cloud. Nothing is in production yet.

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Solution Principal at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for its Data Lake and Data Warehouse, in both cases for our customers.

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Senior Information Technology Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees

We are using it for an application in two different models, the PaaS model and the SaaS model. One is the product, so we are using it as a SaaS model. We are using the other one simply as a PaaS model.

For its deployment, we are sort of using the highest model in which one instance has only VM and the SQL installer on it. Another instance is simply using SQL Azure.

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Program Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Azure has multiple use cases. Organizations can use it for hosting infrastructure, for example. There are cloud services that you can utilize. The main purpose of the cloud is that you don't need to set up your own data center, and then you can just use the cloud platforms provided by Azure or AWS, or any other cloud. They all serve the same purpose.

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Development Manager at Incepta

As consultants, we deploy this solution to our customers both on cloud and on-prem. Most of our clients buy the solution as an application package which requires a database. If they are a "Microsoft shop," I recommend they use SQL Server. I'm the development manager and we are customers of Azure.

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Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I work for a consulting firm which uses the technology marketing projects from Microsoft and other IT vendors, re-routing the product, and creating a technical and architectural guide;  basically I work on the consulting assignments. I am a lead consultant in one of the leading IT companies in India and I've been implementing bridges and consulting in an architectural support role. I've been using Azure as a stack and that's where my proficiency is. We're partners with Azure. 

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Information Technology Manager at OrchidaSoft

The solution is primarily used as a database.

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Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at Wipro Ltd

We're using it for scalability. Everything is on Azure SQL for us. It is an enterprise application data warehouse, so all our applications are on this. It is useful for entire data warehousing. It is also good for microservices applications. We have its latest version.

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Ahmed-Ramy - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at TMentors

We use it also for database management, as a database engine.

We use it for different projects - mainly when we have lots of data and the customer can't afford to pay the license for SQL Server, which is not cheap. That's the main reason we use MySQL or Postgres or other databases. 

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Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, Delivery at a recruiting/HR firm with 1-10 employees

We use it for benefits management in the healthcare domain. 

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Associate Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees

We are in infrastructure development. We are using this solution with Power BI to consume the data.

We are creating on top of this SQL server. It will be consumed by Power BI for the customers, where they can customize their reports. 

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Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have multiple use cases for this solution, and it really depends on the application team requirements. Our analytics team uses it. We also use it for database migration.

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AmitKulkarni - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at kulki data management & consultants

We provide managed services using SQL Azure to our end-clients. The price of services is fixed, and we manage the resources according to their needs.

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Enterprise Cloud Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

SQL is basically a relation database, it can be used for any key-value related data models. Anything which is a table and column-based can be used. If you are an already existing SQL customer or a document tester worker, then I think it is common to go for SQL or Oracle. More present, you have Cosmos DB, it can be used as both SQL and NoSQL databases. This is the database that we are exploring today, and what we are using more.

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software engineer at a university with 11-50 employees

Our core business is to make mathematical models for production and solutions. We don't develop or use software. The data comes with the Excel format stored in SQL and we write complex queries about the data and run it in our models. Our data is not sensitive and it's a matter of having a server for storage. I'm a software engineer.

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Co-Founder & Managing Director at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees

I use SQL Azure strictly for active data rescue.

All of my work is stored in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

I am working on a special product with another person — it's a secret product, so, unfortunately, I can't talk about it.

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Naresh Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solutions Architect at OORWIN LABS INC

We are deploying a few server-based applications, and we are using the Azure SQL database.

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Practice Lead at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We use a relational database management system and 90% of the projects I've worked with have used SQL Server. We are partners with SQL Azure. 

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Data Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees

It is a transactional system. We use it to visualize financial transactions, such as cash in, cash out, in real time.

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Founder at a tech services company with self employed

We are using it for business intelligence and analytics.

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Business Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

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

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Senior IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees

We normally use it for development and other services. We have on-premises as well as cloud deployments, but it is mostly deployed on the cloud.

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BI Development & Validation Manager at JT International SA

We use this solution to store data MODS that are going to be consumed by Power BI.

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Data Architect at ACPAS Loan Management Software

We are using it for processing financial transactions. We have its latest version.

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Sr. Technical Architect - Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using SQL Server both on Azure and in a Spark environment, on-premises.

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Head of Cloud Engineering at Banco de Credito

We use it as a backend product. We are using the Managed Instance and the SQL Database.

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Consultor Senior at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I'm in charge of the development of our IT solution and I am an implementer of Azure. 

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Punam Lade - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Operating Officer at humancloud

We are using it for a database.

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Analyst Cloud Support Consultant at SoftwareONE

I have used SQL Azure for the backend tier application. If the customer has the flow change application with an application service, they will use the backend. I always suggest using SQL Server and Azure.

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