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.
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.