I'll answer both of you guys at once.
1. No, we don't have a comparison with Ola yet. If you recall, when we released MR it took us probably a month or 2 to get that prepared. You'd be surprised how much effort it takes to do that properly, and fairly. We want to represent both products in a way that we're not lying about anything.
2. Azure-- We can backup to Azure blobs, but we can't copy to them yet. Believe me, I wanted to put that in this release, but there are more used features I had to get in first, and I also wanted to see how people are using this first before I built it into the solution. So if you'd like to talk about your needs in this area ping me offline and we can talk about the ins and outs.
3. Compression-- We only use the built-in compression for SQL. Those of you who know me, know that I've been around the compression and backup game for about 15yrs or so now. I worked with Imceda and helped them a lot with Litespeed, and I've worked with others as well. And a lot of times the extra compression algorithms don't do that much good. They're more of a selling point than anything. You can pick another level of compression and maybe gain a couple more percent in size, but it often takes so much longer to backup that it's just not worth it. So the compression in SQL is really good enough in most circumstances.
4. Comparisons-- I think you're asking if we have any compression comparisons with other vendors. To that I'll say since we're just dong native sql compression, it's not necessary.
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