Is there a free or low cost cloud based database on which I can use SQL?
I need to create a relational database for a non-profit organization. They need a free or a low cost database. I'm planning to use SQL language to create a relational database. I need some suggestions, as this is my first project. Thank you.
Azure SQL Database is a very affordable cloud option. You can get a basic tier for $4.99 a month but you wouldn't want to run a production workload their. The standard tier is an S0 up to an S3. 10DTU up to 100DTU. Then becomes the premium tier. The bigger question is what are you needing, anything other than a data store, a place to shove data? What about reporting, data integration, etc. Are you needing a full SQL Server install with SSRS, SSAS, SQL Server Agent, or SSIS? In that case, SQL Server on an Azure VM. The lower end there starts around $50 per month. You can also spin up SQL Server Express on an Azure VM as well so it would be cloud based.