Anonymous UserInformation Systems Manager at a aerospace/defense firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"SQL Server is a cost-effective solution for a small database."
"Pricing is reasonable for small organizations, but the scaling increases the price."
"We didn't have any licensing costs for SQL Server."
"We pay approximately $12,000 USD per month for both the server and the license."
"The price could be cheaper."
"Cost is a major derivative for any organization. It has a reasonable cost value, and its cloud support is also better than others. Comparatively, Oracle can do the same things or is even better in certain areas, but it is expensive. The cost along with the support are the plus factors for SQL Server."
"We have had to purchase the Enterprise version to the tune of a few hundred thousand dollars, which is just ridiculous."
"With recent releases, the Standard Edition (cheaper) SKU has some of the earlier version Enterprise features. SQL Express has some limitations."
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Apache Derby, an, is an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java and available under the . Some key advantages include:
SQL Server is the Microsoft-driven relational database management system. This system is used to store data as well as retrieve it when necessary; these functions can be supported by individual users or by multiple users within a larger network. The Microsoft SQL Server has warehousing options, quality and integration services, management tools that are simple to implement, as well as robust tools for development.
Looking at the more technical end of things, Microsoft SQL Server uses query languages such as T-SQL and ANSI SQL. Disaster recovery is one of the product's most prominent features, in addition to in-memory performance, scalability, and corporate business intelligence capabilities.
Apache Derby is ranked 23rd in Relational Databases while SQL Server is ranked 1st in Relational Databases with 51 reviews. Apache Derby is rated 0.0, while SQL Server is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQL Server writes "A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that pretty much covers everything". Apache Derby is most compared with MySQL, Oracle Java DB, Oracle Database, MariaDB and IBM Db2 Database, whereas SQL Server is most compared with SAP HANA, Oracle Database, IBM Db2 Database, Teradata and MariaDB.
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