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!
Justin Adler commented
Any feedback from the Azure team on this? A few of us have been quietly waiting and watching for this .. and we're all under the impression that the delay is with the (slowish) I/O performance of azure, compared to EC2, etc. Can this be commented on by the Azure team and any info about Azure getting SSD's for faster I/O ?
Moved to the Windows Azure Store feedback forum
The real need here is for a reasonable NoSQL option, not the glorified text file that is Azure Table Storage. MS developers apparently can't figure out how to make Azure Table Storage any better (and they've had many, many years in which to try), so I'd be quite happy with something like RavenDB.
Lajos Marton commented
Why not MongoDB? Or why not upgrade Azure Table Storage for a better NoSQL level?
Chad Kittel commented
And here is what it might look like in the Azure Management Portal :) http://ow.ly/i/100sN
Ewen Wallace commented
Hell yes. This is currently a deal-breaker for many projects and an easy win for EC3
André Andersen commented