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Unparalleled performance at incredible value. Simply unmatched.

Analytics in Azure is up to 14 times faster and costs 94% less than other cloud providers.

Why go anywhere else?

Price performance is critical for analytics

See how Azure tops other cloud service providers in the TPC-H Benchmark report from GigaOm.

Compare price performance with Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs Google BigQuery

In the latest cloud benchmarking report from GigaOm, Azure SQL Data Warehouse outperforms Google BigQuery in all TPC-H* benchmark queries. Azure also consistently demonstrated better price performance in comparison with Google BigQuery and costs up to 94% less when measured against SQL Data Warehouse clusters.

Compare price performance with Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs AWS Redshift

GigaOm benchmarks also revealed that Azure SQL Data Warehouse outperforms Amazon Redshift in 86% of all the TPC-H* benchmark queries. Azure also consistently demonstrated better price performance in comparison with Amazon Redshift and costs up to 31% less when measured against SQL Data Warehouse clusters.

*Performance and price performance claims based on data from a study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by GigaOm in January 2019. Benchmark data is taken from recognised industry standard, TPC Benchmark™ H (TPC-H) and based on query execution performance testing of 66 queries conducted by GigaOm in Jan 2019; testing commissioned by Microsoft. Price performance is calculated by GigaOm as the TPC-H metric of cost of ownership divided by composite query. Pricing based on US publicly available pricing as of January 2019. Actual performance and prices may vary. Learn more about the GigaOm benchmark study. Learn more about the GigaOm benchmark study

Analyst report: Data Warehouse in the cloud benchmark

See how SQL Data Warehouse outperforms cloud service providers as a scalable, highly-performant, analytical cloud solution at an unmatched performance and value.

Turn your data into insights with breakthrough performance, security and speed

Learn more about SQL Data Warehouse, the cost-efficient data warehouse designed for enterprise analytics. Get breakthrough query performance for your complex and critical workloads and granular security control across all of your data, using analytics solutions that are compatible with your existing development, BI and data science tools.

Manage your workloads with more flexibility

Provide flexible SLAs, security and privacy levels while delivering faster insights. Get more value in price-per-query performance – with no limitations.

Protect your data with advanced security

Get a comprehensive set of security capabilities with data protection, access control and built-in threat detection.

Deliver insights to all in your organisation

Make powerful insights accessible to all of your teams and turn your data from insights to action. Bring petabyte-scale analytics to Power BI using SQL Data Warehouse.

Customers are getting powerful insights with analytics in Azure

“We leveraged the elasticity of SQL Data Warehouse to scale the instance up or down, so that we only pay for the resources when they’re in use, significantly lowering our costs. This architecture performs significantly better than the legacy on-premises solutions it replaced, and it also provides a single source of truth for all of the company’s data.”

Chetan Kundavaram, Global Director

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