What is our primary use case?
There are many applications between Microsoft and SQL. Most are in the legacy direction, but some are more modern databases with those application requirements. We have used it for multi-purposes such as back-office products applications and cloud office environments.
What is most valuable?
The solution is easy to use, has rich feature sets, and is business-oriented.
What needs improvement?
They could improve the solution by allowing more portability between on-premise and the cloud.
More improvements can be brought around hyper-threading. Like we see in work engines of hyper-threading. It is very complex in terms of the way they do it. If it was via CPU or something else, it would be much easier.
In a future release, they could improve by expanding their form base capabilities.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been using the solution for a couple of years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
I have found the solution to be very stable.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
The solution is scalable.
How are customer service and technical support?
The support is good for the solution.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
We used Oracle and DB2 in the past.
How was the initial setup?
Initially, the installation took a while. We have started deploying configurations that are now standardized. We have automated it, but it can still be problematic. For the most part, the installation is now quite easy. Additionally, The way they have many configurable parameters that influence performance is in a way problematic.
What about the implementation team?
We did the deployment of the solution and we have a team of 15 people doing the deployment and maintenance.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
The licenses are really expensive. Their licensing model should be more simplistic.
What other advice do I have?
I would recommend this solution to others and we plan to keep using it in the future.
I rate SQL Server a nine out of ten.
Which deployment model are you using for this solution?
Which version of this solution are you currently using?