SQL Server Review

Stable and able to process a lot of data, but it is expensive and integration needs improvement


What is our primary use case?

We use SQL Server to process a lot of data. We are using versions and 2015 and 2018.

What is most valuable?

We like the whole product and we use most of the features.

What needs improvement?

Indexing, as well as integration, are areas of this product that need improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using SQL Server for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. Stability is one of the most valuable features.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's somewhat scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We don't have any issues with technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used SQL Server from day one, along with OpenSQL. We used them both regularly.

We don't use Oracle often but we do have a few areas where it is used.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

We have experience and did find it to be challenging.

We do multiple deployments which require three or four teams.

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

The cost is high and because it's an expensive product, we are in the process of moving towards open-source solutions.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated MongoDB and are in the process of transforming ourselves.

What other advice do I have?

We will continue using SQL Server for some things but not everything. Most of our applications will be migrated to MongoDB and others.

I am not in the position to recommend SQL Server to anybody. Rather, I am more in the area of quality assurance. 

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

2015, 2018
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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