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Microsoft Azure SQL Database System Properties

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NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.84
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-database
DeveloperMicrosoft
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyes
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL
Triggersyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
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Recent citations in the news

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gets a Speed Boost
16 July 2018, eWeek

Microsoft lures Windows 2008 users to cloud with offer of extra support
17 July 2018, Computerworld

Azure SQL Database E-book
10 July 2018, Computer Business Review

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure SQL Data Sync
30 June 2018, InfoQ.com

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Support Extended for Cloud Migrations
13 July 2018, eWeek (blog)

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