- Hassle-free, low maintenance operation
- SQL compliance
- Slot-based streaming replication - live and purposely delayed are available
- Low maintenance
- Decent Windows management GUI
It's improved security by allowing us to switch from an unsecure file-based database to a secure SQL database without license payments. Also, it provides us with multiple disaster recovery options with streaming replication.
It requires better management tools.
I've been using it for 12 years.
We have had no issues with the deployment.
It's been a stable product.
It's been deployed on >180 machines within the organization, ranging from Windows XP to Windows 2012 R2 and Ubuntu v12 to v16, and it's been stable.
Well worth the effort! I've been using it in my professional capacity without a single incident.