Support RavenDB as a "database" option for Azure Web Sites, and preferrably as a complete service like SQL Database.
RavenDB has become the go-to-standard for many developers working on .Net today, and its availability as a "database" option would be a great addition to Azure.
Either provide it yourself, or assist RavenHQ or similar providers with getting a presence on Azure.
RavenHQ is now offering a RavenDB solution in the Azure Store. RavenHQ Database is the official hosted solution for RavenDB. With their fully-managed cloud of RavenDB servers running in Azure, and a variety of scalable plans, you’ll never have to worry about installation, updates, availability, performance, security or backups again.
To get started:
1. Login to the Azure Management Portal.
2. In the lower pane of the management portal, click New.
3. Click Store.
4. In the Choose an Add-on dialog, select RavenHQ Database and click the right arrow.
5. In the Personalize Add-on dialog, select the RavenHQ plan you want to sign up for.
6. Provision your RavenHQ Database in seconds and it’s ready to use!
I'd love to see this working, it appears following your steps does not give me a RavenDB option. I can see mongo etc but not Raven. I assume this isn't available for certain regions?
Johan Ohlin commented
It seems to be getting closer - during the week 21-25 of July. Found the message below at RavenHQ (https://ravenhq.zendesk.com/entries/22502098-Join-Azure-Marketplace). Seems like they will only support East US in the beginning but they have a page (https://ravenhq.zendesk.com/forums/20761111-New-Feature-Requests) where you can vote for other regions as well.
I know you have all been waiting patiently for our Azure launch, and I'm happy that to finally announce that we have a release date set for the week of July 21 - 25, 2014!
This release will enable you to provision databases via the Azure Marketplace or www.ravenhq.com, and we will have a new set of plans available for you to choose from. We are not planning on providing an automated migration from AWS to Azure, that is something that you will need to do with existing tools like RavenDB Smuggler.
For our initial launch, we only plan on supporting the East US region in Azure. If you'd like us to support additional Azure regions, let us know here in the forums!
I would really like to use this for one of the projects and test it for you, but I don't really want to do all the migrations from one service to the other. Any updates guys?!
Mike H commented
nothing but vapor... keep hearing about this but still waiting...
It's middle of July soon.. :)
Still waiting :)
Corstiaan Hesselink commented
How is this coming along? :-) Very curious!
thanks for the update Will, if you could update this page once its released that would be great as we are very much anticipating the release.
Al Dass commented
Any ETA on when this will be available in Azure?
We are in the process of integrating a solution into the Store.
Would be nice to get any kind of time reference (even with a few months interval) when can we expect the preview.
Could we possibly get an idea when a detailed update might be coming?
Any update on this like below I've got a couple of projects coming up that would be good to do with Raven db and Azure but at the moment I'm having to look at other hosting solutions as there is no ETA on this.
Can we get an update on this please? I've got a couple of projects that I'd like to launch in production on Azure and a VM based Raven DB is not going to cut it.
Georgios Diamantopoulos commented
Any updates here?
Georgios Diamantopoulos commented
Cooooool! Any estimate of release?
Tom Tucker commented
I think MS should adopt Raven DB as their NoSQL database on Azure. It makes sense. Google and Amazon have cloud NoSQL options but the clients are cumbersome to work with. MS needs one and Raven is a great choice.
A reasonable No-SQL option is something that Azure desperately needs, and ATS simply doesn't cut the mustard. MS has had many years in which to address this, so the fact that it's only just now going to the "under review" stage is more than a little disappointing. But late is better than never.
Sean Feldman commented
Strong offer that would be hard to resist
Justin Adler commented
WoHoo! This suggestion is now *Under Review* :) (yes, that doesn't mean it will be added .. but at least it's now on MS's radar!)