Azure Innovation Powers Leading Price-Performance for SQL Server
Innovation in SQL Server on Azure
Microsoft Azure has long been a leader in cloud innovation, and its most recent advancements in the area of SQL Server on Azure prove that to be true. In a recent benchmark study, Microsoft Azure showed superior performance and price-performance than other cloud providers, making it the best choice for customers looking for a cost-effective, reliable solution for their workloads.
Azure SQL Server Benchmark
The benchmark study, conducted by independent research firm GigaOm, compared the performance and price-performance of SQL Server on Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The study found that Azure delivered the best performance and highest price-performance among the three cloud providers.
The study measured the performance of SQL Server on Azure in both single- and multi-server configurations. In the single-server configuration, Azure delivered higher performance than AWS and GCP. In the multi-server configuration, Azure delivered the highest performance of the three cloud providers by a wide margin.
In terms of price-performance, the study found that Azure delivered the highest price-performance of the three cloud providers. The study compared the cost of running a SQL Server instance on Azure and the other two cloud providers, and found that Azure had the lowest cost.
Benefits of SQL Server on Azure
The study’s findings demonstrate the value of running SQL Server on Azure. By leveraging the scalability, reliability, and security of Azure, customers can achieve significant cost savings and improved performance.
In addition to cost savings and performance benefits, customers benefit from the wide range of Azure services that can be used in conjunction with SQL Server. For example, customers can use Azure Machine Learning to build and deploy predictive models, Azure Data Factory to integrate data from disparate sources, and Azure Active Directory to secure access to their data.
The results of the benchmark study clearly demonstrate the value of running SQL Server on Azure. With its superior performance and price-performance, Azure is the best choice for customers looking for a reliable, cost-effective solution for their workloads.
1. Microsoft Azure Innovation
2. Price-Performance Optimization
3. SQL Server