Azure SQL Database vs Azure Virtual Machines

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Azure SQL Database vs Azure Virtual Machines: What are the differences?

What is Azure SQL Database? Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud. It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.

What is Azure Virtual Machines? *It provides on-demand, high-scale, secure, virtualized infrastructure *. You can create Linux and Windows virtual machines. It gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it.

Azure SQL Database can be classified as a tool in the "Databases" category, while Azure Virtual Machines is grouped under "Virtual Machine".

Property With Potential, Kriasoft, and vLearning Solutions are some of the popular companies that use Azure SQL Database, whereas Azure Virtual Machines is used by Talentsoft, beejuy, and Kantar Millward Brown. Azure SQL Database has a broader approval, being mentioned in 21 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Azure Virtual Machines, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Azure SQL Database
Pros of Azure Virtual Machines
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    Managed
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    Free Tier
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    Backed by Azure
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    Auto Scale
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    Low Cost

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What is Azure SQL Database?

It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.

What is Azure Virtual Machines?

You can create Linux and Windows virtual machines. It gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it.

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What are some alternatives to Azure SQL Database and Azure Virtual Machines?
MySQL
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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