SQL Server Review

Running long and complicated queries could make the software crash, but it allowed to me make all kinds of important reports easily.


What is most valuable?

The ability to browse table structures and re-design it easily.

How has it helped my organization?

It improved the efficiency in giving service to clients, and allowed to me make all kinds of important reports easily.

What needs improvement?

The compiler should be much more precise and give you more information about the error.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for two and a half years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Running long and complicated queries could make the software crash. You should run them part by part instead (i.e. with stored procedures).

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I haven't had to contact them.

Technical Support:

They give quick, and helpful, responses. About 9/10.

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

This was the solution I've used.

How was the initial setup?

It's pretty straightforward, and usually everything goes smoothly. Everything was user-friendly and took me a minimum amount of time to understand how everything works.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

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

The price is pretty high, buy it's worth getting the license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

Personally, I love Microsoft products and I’m pleased with this one as well. I would advise you to get it.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

2008 and 2012
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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