This artist formerly known as SQL Azure is a cloud service something akin to Microsoft SQL Server.
When it first came out, it had a lot of challenges – a small subset of T-SQL commands and datatypes, inability to take backups, and absurdly small database sizes.
But much like Emma Watson, when your back was turned, WASD matured into a surprisingly capable platform. However, most of us still aren’t using it, preferring to run SQL Server on-premise.
This leads to an interesting question: what would Microsoft have to do to get you into Windows Azure SQL Database?