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The speed is very good compared to other databases, like SQL Server or Oracle.
The most valuable feature is replication because we had several replicas of the SQL Server database in different geographical locations.
It is one of the most stable relational databases out there.
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.
This solution has proven stability and operational power.
Tuning Advisor suggests where to add indexes and from where to remove them. It works like an adviser.
SQL Server Profiler makes finding and debugging easy.
I use it to fine tune my procedures and functions.
Enables us to convert to bigger DBs and more easily move or upgrade between branches.
They don't talk very well to with other products when it comes to connectivity. Integration is lacking.
I would like to have more replication scenarios.
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.
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.
Improvements to the indexing, columnstore indexing, and high availability groups are good improvements for future versions.
Third-party services from Redgate should be built-in to it, like SQL Search.
Debugging from the debugger tool functionality should be enhanced.
From a DB administrator perspective, I would like to see more space requirements and space capacity history, so that we are able to see which DBs are growing, and by how much per day or week.
An area for improvement would be the SQL Server process monitoring, which is quite basic and could sustain more information.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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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.
The setup cost is high, but it will return every penny.
My advice is quite straightforward. If you know the number of users who really and truly need access to the Server then it is a no-brainer. If you do not know, then get the basic package and minimum licenses and start from there. Needless to say, users can develop/use data structures outside and then deploy onto the Server.
The price has been going higher and higher. The market is quite price sensitive.
This is a downside of enterprise Microsoft products.
Currently, almost all of my machines are in Azure and I think it is the best way of licensing now (VM+software).
We are a Microsoft shop, so we use Active Directory. That integrates well with this product, but we did look at Oracle. We also looked at IBM. This was the best price point for us for what we were getting.
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|Microsoft SQL Server, MSSQL, MS SQL|
We’re redefining what it means to be an analytics database company. Put simply, our high-performance in-memory analytics database gives you the power to transform how your organization works with data, on-premises, in the cloud or both – and turn it into value faster, easier and more cost effectively than ever before. What makes our analytics database different? Unrivalled performance Unlock analytics as fast as you think – and get unrivalled performance, anywhere you have data. Our database does this at scale, by processing 100's of TBs of data within milliseconds. We’re ranked the world’s fastest by TPC-H, the industry benchmark for evaluating performance. And you’ll get this anywhere you have data – be in on the cloud, on-premise or as part of a hybrid http://approach.So, when speed to value is key for building a highly successful data environment, you’ll have everything to stay ahead of your competitors. Significantly reduced TCO An intelligent, self-tuning and resource-efficient database – giving you complete cost predictability for your cloud, on-premises or hybrid strategy. There’s minimum maintenance and our database works as part of our existing infrastructure. So, you’ll get the predictability, flexibility and control to significantly minimize your TCO over the long term. Unifying AI and BI Operationalize your AI, ML and BI teams – using any BI tool and data science language. Our architecture enables you to perform advanced analytical tasks on large volumes of data – right in the database. And we’ve made it easy to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms and (BI) Business Intelligence directly to where you keep your data – so you can solve complex analytic challenges like predictive analytics with the minimum of fuss. Complete freedom to adapt and change With no platform, vendor or architecture lock-in. You’re free to adapt your data strategy to whatever you need. Our open integration framework is designed to give you the smartest and most extensible analytics database on the planet. Along with multi-platform and deployment support, our virtual schemas enable you to connect and analyse data from more sources than ever before – and the scalability options are limitless.
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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