893 votesunplanned · AdminSQL Database feature voting forum admins (Product Owner, Microsoft Azure) responded
This is not currently planned at this time. Will keep this item open for voting and comments.Ryan Singer commented
Without FILESTREAM delete operations against tables with lots of large BLOB data take far longer.
Our on-prem DB performs deletes many orders of magnitude faster because of this. A delete operation that takes 20:02 in azure sql takes 6 seconds on-prem because we can use FILESTERAM to make the BLOB deletion asynchronous.
Perhaps most importantly we gain this performance with almost no code changes required as the sync is handled by the database, instead of our code.
This feature seems like a no-brainer if you want people to move from on-prem to PaaS.