SQL databases can be an efficient solution for many modern cloud applications as they allow to use powerful functions for processing relational data and are based on the latest stable version of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database engine. They also allow the usage of an extensive set of advanced query processing functions such as high-performance technologies in memory. SQL on Azure Stack is a fully managed service that has built-in fault tolerance, backup and other common maintenance operations. #CloudMTS takes full responsibility for patch installation and SQL Server software and OS updates. As well as all core infrastructure management.