Friday, May 1, 2015

Can Azure SQL Data Warehouse beat up Amazon's Red Shift?

In recent times both and Microsoft have made bundles of cash with their cloud assets. Amazon had the advantage of being the first to get into action (2 years earlier) with Red Shift. In the Data Warehouse scenario Microsoft’s Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Red Shift are clear competitors.

Now Scott Guthrie has challenged Amazon's Red Shift ( According to Scott, Azure allows you to make adjustments to compute in just seconds that is beyond the capability of Red Shift.

The other Azure capabilities are,
• can pause/resume a cluster
• can be turned 0ff so you only pay for storage
• can be deployed and run from on premises
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Watch this Red shift video