Leonardo SalvinoBusiness Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company
Anonymous UserChief Technology Officer & Vice President, Delivery at a recruiting/HR 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."
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.
IBM Netezza Performance Server is ranked 10th in Data Warehouse with 1 review while SQL Server is ranked 1st in Relational Databases with 61 reviews. IBM Netezza Performance Server is rated 10.0, while SQL Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Netezza Performance Server writes "We are now able to analyze products, stores, suppliers and sales as quickly as we need". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQL Server writes "A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that pretty much covers everything". IBM Netezza Performance Server is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Database and Teradata, whereas SQL Server is most compared with SAP HANA, Oracle Database, IBM Db2 Database, Teradata and SAP SQL Anywhere.
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