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Azure SQL Database is a fully managed platform as a service (PaaS) database engine that handles most of the database management functions such as upgrading, patching, backups, and monitoring without user involvement.Azure SQL Database is always running on the latest stable version of the SQL Server database engine and patched OS with 99.99% availability. PaaS capabilities that are built into Azure SQL Database enable you to focus on the domain-specific database administration and optimization activities that are critical for your business.
PlanetScale is a MySQL-compatible, serverless database platform powered by Vitess. Get started in seconds and scale indefinitely. You can quickly learn the basics of creating and managing a database; or learn more about the concepts, like database branching, that make this platform unique.
PlanetScale is designed to be as beautiful and consistently easy to use as it is reliable. In other words, get ready for a whole new level of UX, worthy of the most important piece in your application stack.
Has a vCore-based purchase model, for those who look for flexibility, control and transparency of individual resource consumption.
$0.5218 vCore-hour rate.
$0.12 per GB-monthly in Locally Redundant Storage.
Backup storage and long term retention have varying prices.
10 vCores ($5,218) with 10GB of storage ($1,2) alongside 10GB of LRS storage and retention ($1+$0,25) $7,668 USD
The pricing for PlanetScale starts at:
Application with 10M read and 1M written calls would cost $1.5 + $1.5 + $1.25 = $4.25 USD
Azure SQL Database is available on all the platforms that have Azure available, such as the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, and more to come.
Start building a database in production in 5 minutes.
Automatically done through serverless technology.
PlanetScale currently offers database deployment in three regions. Select the region closest to your application servers to reduce latency between your database and application. Deploy branches in the region closest to your location to help reduce latency when interacting with the database.
PlanetScale provides the ability to create, schedule, and restore backups for production and development database branches. In addition to the daily default backups that PlanetScale schedules for your database branches, you can create additional manual backups.
PlanetScale is SOC 2 Type II compliant. All data is stored encrypted at rest throughout the PlanetScale platform. This helps mitigate the risk of unintentional or malicious access to user data on storage systems.
With Azure SQL Database, you can create a highly available and high-performance data storage layer for the applications and solutions in Azure. SQL Database can be the right choice for a variety of modern cloud applications because it enables you to process both relational data and non-relational structures, such as graphs, JSON, spatial, and XML.
PlanetScale offers the following functionalities: