SQL Server Review

Best DBMS platform for all of your business needs

Valuable Features:

- Ease of use of this product is much better than equivalent products - New AlwaysOn availability group enhancements bundles more DR and HA features in one easy to use interface - In-Memory OLTP, or project Hekaton, allows for utilizing memory to boost application performance with only minor application changes - Power, scalability, flexibility, and bundled tooling means it will meet all of your organizational DBMS needs for all size workloads - Support from MS and free knowledge and support from the MS community is terrific - Virtualization friendly! - Core features of the product include many features that require additional licenses with other platforms - SImple to setup and keep running

Room for Improvement:

- Ease of installation means that anyone can install it, but many do not perform the steps required to properly maintain the data - The increasing cost of the platform is slowing adoption by the SMB space

Other Advice:

I am so fond of this product that I have dedicated this portion of my career to focusing on mastering this platform as a consultant. I feel that this product is the best fit on the market for your database needs. The product is stellar, the amount of free knowledge on the Internet for this product is without parallel, and the community around SQL Server is so strong that I consider it a family.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user4401 (Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

This is a good and complete review. Do you know if in Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Power View replaces Report Builder?

author avatarit_user4524 (Founder & Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees)
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Thanks! And the answer is nope - Report Builder 2012 is out there and
works great! It's available at

Plus, Report Builder 2014 is out. Here's a great page on what's new in it.


Hope this helps!

David A. Klee