SQL Server Review

I have found SQL Server to be fast, secure and low cost


How has it helped my organization?

Security, lower cost, ease of maintenance and administration, performance. When all of these are considered, our business is able to run faster, more securely, with SQL as the back-end.

What needs improvement?

The Management Studio front end still needs work as does Indexing.

For how long have I used the solution?

14 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No, SQL installs well.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No, SQL was stable for our applications.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, scaling was easy with SQL. We never had an issue.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Do not expect Microsoft to be in a hurry to get to you, but I have always found their support to be helpful.Technical Support: I would rate the support as average.

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

We also used Oracle. We supported both with our application.

How was the initial setup?

SQL is very easy to setup.

What about the implementation team?

In-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also used Oracle. We supported both with our application.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have your prerequisites installed and the proper amount of resources dedicated. You should not have a problem.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user103896 (Sales Engineer at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees)
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Some may not agree with my findings on the security portion, but according to National Institute of Standards and Technology, SQL had the fewest number of reported vulnerabilities.