Microsoft SQL Azure - Database as a Service
Azure SQL Database is a cloud-computing database service (Database as a Service), that is offered by Microsoft Azure Platform which helps to host and use a relational SQL database in the cloud without requiring any hardware or software installation. Also, it provides various advanced features to its users and some of them can be listed as the following;
- Long-term backup retention enables us to keep backups for up to 10 years
- Geo-replication provides to create readable secondary databases in different data center locations
- Automatic tuning is an autonomous artificial intelligence-based performance tuning option that fixes the performance problems automatically
- Business continuity
- Scaling database resources feature is the most powerful feature that provides scaling the database resources either up or down
SQL Azures enables you to store structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in your cloud database.