SQL Server Review

The most valuable feature for us is SQL Server Migration Assistant for Access.


What is most valuable?

SQL Server Migration Assistant for Access (AccessToSQL).

How has it helped my organization?

We migrated loads of access database into large scale SQL server.

What needs improvement?

Access validation rules and expressions need improvement while converting into SQL Server.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for 10 years, and was using previously older versions and now I'm on the latest one.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We just needed to upgrade Windows.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It was average.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It was average.

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

I previously used Oracle 11G, I switched because of less hardware resources were needed to run heavy software.

How was the initial setup?

It's straightforward to do providing you've read the manual.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What was our ROI?

It's beneficial in terms of what the business gains from it.

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

It's average to purchase.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Oracle 11G.

What other advice do I have?

First look into scalability issues before adopting the right product.

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