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Pros
"The initial setup and deployment are simple."

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"I have experience with this product for many years. I never have problems with it. It can handle a PC, and it can also handle huge data. It is fast and efficient.""It is one of the most stable relational databases out there.""The most valuable feature is replication because we had several replicas of the SQL Server database in different geographical locations.""The availability is the most valuable feature. It has high availability. It also has good performance.""SQL is very easy to manage.""It helps with moving the design of the database into reality.""The feature that I have found most valuable is that it is easy to code.""Very good security features."

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Cons
"We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning."

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"It would be nice if there was a feature to search for a specific value across multiple tables. This would save a lot of time for its users.""I would like to see native plugins built for other platforms versus having to buy third-party plugins to tap into S3 buckets and AWS Cloud. Right now, it does not have those built-in plugins.""I would like to have more replication scenarios.""In terms of improvement, it could use more integration with other products.""Occasionally the performance, as good as it is, is a bit off. We sometimes experience memory spiking. If they could maybe fix that aspect of the solution, that would be quite helpful for our organization.""The product overall would benefit from the addition of better tutorials to help master the skills necessary to actually build a project database. Right now, what is available isn't sufficient.""In terms of what could be improved, everything on-premise is now moving to the cloud. Obviously SQL Server has also moved, because Microsoft Excel has its own cloud called Azure Finance. Every solution comes with its own advantages and disadvantages.""Query optimitzer could be simplified."

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"It is expensive, but you get what you pay for.""Since we are a cloud-based company, there is AWS pricing on top of the SQL Server pricing. The Enterprise Edition can typically sell from around $1000 dollars a month, which is not cheap. Then, there is an additional one-time Windows cost, based on the code, which can go anywhere from $30,000 to $40,000 for the license.""SQL Server is a cost-effective solution for a small database.""Pricing is reasonable for small organizations, but the scaling increases the price."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup and deployment are simple.
Top Answer: We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning.
Top Answer: We are currently evaluating this product to see if it can support distributed transactions with high availability. We are comparing it with Oracle, trying to see it can achieve the same thing.
Top Answer: The availability is the most valuable feature. It has high availability. It also has good performance.
Top Answer: In terms of improvement, it could use more integration with other products.
Top Answer: My primary use case is for data mining and processing data from plants. It's normally just for databases for the systems.
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Overview

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.

CockroachDB is inspired by Google’s Spanner and F1 technologies, and it’s completely open source.

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.

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Baidu, Kindred, Tierion, Heroic Labs, GorgiasMicrosoft SQL Server is used by businesses in every industry, including Great Western Bank, Aviva, the Volvo Car Corporation, BMW, Samsung, Principality Building Society, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company13%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Retailer6%
Find out what your peers are saying about CockroachDB vs. SQL Server and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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CockroachDB is ranked 14th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews while SQL Server is ranked 1st in Relational Databases with 16 reviews. CockroachDB is rated 6.0, while SQL Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CockroachDB writes "Simple to deploy and the support is good, but better features for high availability are needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQL Server writes "Stable with a straightforward setup and the capability to scale". CockroachDB is most compared with MySQL, Citus Data, MariaDB, MemSQL and NuoDB, whereas SQL Server is most compared with SAP HANA, Teradata, Oracle Database, IBM Db2 Database and IBM Informix. See our CockroachDB vs. SQL Server report.

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