Idera Announces Free Backup Product for SQL Databases in the Azure Cloud

DBAs Can Quickly and Reliably Back Up and Restore Azure SQL Databases

HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 –  Today, Idera, a leading provider of application and server management solutions, announced Azure SQL Database Backup,™ a free product that provides fast, reliable backup and restore capabilities for Azure SQL Databases.

As more companies move their applications to Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, they are looking for a fast, reliable backup solution to ensure that data stored in Azure SQL databases can be recovered in the case of accidental deletion or damage. Built on technology acquired from Blue Syntax, a leading Azure consultancy and services provider led by SQL Azure database MVP Herve Roggero, Idera’s new Azure SQL Database Backup product provides fast, reliable backup and restore capabilities, including:

  • Save time and storage space with compression up to 95% 
  • Backup on-premise or to Azure BLOB storage
  • View historical backup and restore operations
  • Restore databases to and from the cloud with transaction consistency

“Our new Azure SQL database backup product builds on our strong and successful portfolio of SQL Server management solutions,” said Heather Sullivan, Director of SQL Products at Idera. “Moving SQL Server data to the cloud can be an intimidating exercise. Our Azure SQL Database Backup tool helps DBAs sleep better at night knowing they are reaping the benefits of cloud services while ensuring the integrity of their data.”

Pricing and Availability
Idera Azure SQL Database Backup is available today for free. To learn more or to download Azure SQL Database Backup, please visit

About Idera
Idera provides systems and application management software for Windows and Linux Servers, including solutions for SQL Server and SharePoint administration. Our award-winning products address real-world challenges including performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security, compliance, and administration. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Managed Partner and has over 10,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit


Idera and Azure SQL Database Backup are registered trademarks of Idera, Inc. in the United States and trademarks in other jurisdictions.  All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective companies.


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