MDT 2013 Azure Database

Is there anyway of using a database hosted in Azure as a backend for MDT 2013?
Jody WhitlockSystem AdministratorAsked:
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
I believe that is not possible due to Database Prerequisites/Create the deployment database from however Microsoft recommends "...since the deployment database isn’t big, even in large enterprise environments, we recommend using the free SQL Server 2012 SP1 Express database in your environment."

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Jody WhitlockSystem AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Well that's disappointing because it's not so much the DBMS itself but I have a web application in Azure that I would like to be able to talk to the MDT database to drive automation elements.
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