SQL Server Review

Reliable, Stable, And Cost-effective Solution For A Small Database

What is our primary use case?

We use on-premises, standalone deployment of SQL Server for our own CRM database. There are around seven to eight users in our company. 

How has it helped my organization?

SQL Server suffices our main requirement of a small database, and it is also very cost-effective.

What is most valuable?

The features that we have found the most valuable are reliability, availability perspective, and current scalability. 

What needs improvement?

The scalability and the high availability feature can be expanded or improved. Currently, there is a limitation on scalability. 

A feature similar to the Oracle Diagnostic feature can be included to provide a better user experience. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using SQL Server for around 10 years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Stability and scalability are both good. It suffices for our current requirements, but if we want to scale up in the future, it has limitations.

How are customer service and technical support?

We sometimes contacted Microsoft technical support, and we also have in-house Microsoft support. We are happy with the support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team handled the deployment. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

SQL Server is a cost-effective solution for a small database. 

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend SQL Server. 

I would rate SQL Server an eight out of ten. 

Not a ten because it has some limitations. When considering overall scalability, reliability, features, if you look at Oracle, it's still ahead of SQL Server.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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