You may already know that the cloud provides always-on architecture, automatic monitoring and management, enterprise-class security, fast access to a range of resources, integrated disaster recovery, optimized infrastructure, and simplified IT operations.
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SQL Diagnostic Manager is a robust performance monitoring, alerting and diagnostics solution for SQL Server. It supports Amazon RDS for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
ER/Studio Data Architect is a powerful data modeling tool, and enables companies to discover, document, and re-use data assets. It supports data modeling operations for Microsoft Azure SQL Database along with SQL Server on an Azure VM.
DBArtisan protects data security by managing permissions and privileges for cloud and on-premises deployments of Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and more.
SQL Safe Backup provides a high-performance backup and recovery solution for SQL Server. It supports Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.
SQL Doctor analyzes cloud and on-premises deployments of Microsoft SQL Server (including Microsoft Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS SQL Server) to generate expert recommendations with executable scripts to improve security and performance.
SQL Secure discovers security vulnerabilities and user permissions for SQL Server. It identifies who has access to what and sends alerts on violations of corporate policies. It supports Azure SQL Database.
SQL Comparison Toolset provides a comfortable, automated way to compare schemas and data, generate synchronization scripts, and deploy those scripts to synchronize databases. It supports Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
Uptime Cloud Monitor provides centralized monitoring of the cloud infrastructure including AWS and Microsoft Azure services; cloud virtual machines with various operating systems, deployment models, and database platforms; Internet monitoring via probes via various protocols; and monitoring of real user experience for web applications.