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Many developers find that Windows Azure is very similar to tools such as Eclipse and Visual Studio. It also supports Java and PHP, and includes a debugger so you know that your application works properly before it goes live. Windows Azure is also supported by a global datacenter, so your business is literally available internationally.
There are a lot of choices for database developers today, so why would Windows Azure be the best choice for database developers? Automated service management, cost-efficiency, and the ability to save on development time are among the reasons most cited by developers.