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September 2017

3 Motions to Win with Azure SQL

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3 Motions to Win with Azure

The data landscape is changing. This opens a big opportunity for businesses. Build data into all your apps, deliver powerful insights over big data and the ability to modernise your apps with built-in analytics are only some of the potential Azure SQL Database offers.

Make building and maintaining applications easier and more productive. With built-in intelligence that learns app patterns and adapts to maximize performance, reliability, and data protection, Azure SQL Database is a cloud database built for developers.

Microsoft Azure allows you to quickly deploy infrastructures and services to meet all your business needs. You can run Windows and Linux based applications in 36 Azure datacenter regions, delivered with enterprise grade SLAs.

  • Pay only for what you use
  • Per minute billing
  • No termination fees
  • No upfront costs

47% staff hours reclaimed for other tasks
“Moving to Elastic Pools will save us a ½ million dollars this year alone.”

75% faster app deployment cycles
“We can get things out faster with Azure SQL Database”

53% less expensive than on-prem/hosted
“To be able to do what we’re doing in Azure, we’d need an investment of millions.”

Built-in security with AI-based Threat Detection
“We encrypt when data comes in and decrypt at the point of consumption.”

Cost Estimates:

Single Database (5 Database Transactional Units) – (Basic)

$4.71 /

Single Database (10 DTU’s) – (Standard)

$14.15 /

Single Database (125 DTU’s) – (*Premium RS)

$109.68 / R1480.68*

Single Database (125 DTU’s) – (*Premium)

$438.73 / R5922.85*

*ROE dependent

*Premium RS – Designed for IO-intensive workloads where a limited durability guarantee and lower SLA is acceptable. Premium RS runs with a lower number of redundant copies, which means that in case of a potential service failure scenario, a recovery from a backup representing up to a five-minute lag in data capture may be required.

*Premium – designed for IO-intensive production workloads with high-availability and zero downtime. Premium is fault-tolerant and automatically handles read and write availability with a 99.99% availability SLA.

With Azure SQL Database, you now have an intelligent database service with infinite ability to scale. The benefits are remarkable and delivers 406% ROI and 71% fewer cases of downtime*

The power of SQL Server: Everything built-in

So how can you win?

  • Enable hybrid data models
  • Migrate legacy app DBs to Azure
  • Upgrade business-critical apps

SQL Server 2016 Delivers unparalleled performance

Engineered for security from the ground up

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