SQL Server Review

Will be my first choice for a DBMS again in the future.

Valuable Features:

A great database management system for all size companies. SQL server is more user friendly than competitors. Provides easy installation. If you need support or research for the product, it is easy to find help online. There are 3 editions available which will meet any companies needs. Latest version is cloud ready. Offers power and flexibility.

Room for Improvement:

For each additional core feature you want to add to your DBMS edition, it is more money. This is not a FREE program as most other DBMS are. So basically, the more you want, the more you pay.

Other Advice:

A great DBMS for organizations of all sizes. Will be my first choice for a DBMS again in the future. The installation process was simple. You will pay for this SQL Server, but don't be afraid to try the free programs also.
**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)

On my opinion, the biggest pro is the excellent data recovery support. Microsoft SQL Server has a number of features that promote data restoration and recovery. Although individual tables can't be backed up or restored, complete database restoration options are available.
The biggest con is the cost, because the licensing options are pretty pricey. Although using the software for development or educational purposes is free, any sort of business use incurs a licensing fee. For small businesses this fee is unaffordable.

author avatarit_user6579 (Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

Yes agree with the author that the system is user friendly and installation process is also simple and hassle free. SQL Server is a relational DBMS and supports various features like triggers and many more. Though the features comes with the price which cannot be affordable for some organizations.