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"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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Top Answer: We use IBM IPS and have migrated from Netezza. I am not benchmarking cloud based data warehouses which provide a more open and rapid expandable architecture, my focus is more on organization that has… more »
Top Answer: Hi, I currently have Mako appliances in production and a performance server in DR.  We are able to do our normal NZBACKUP from Mako and NZRESTORE to our performance server
Top Answer: I don't have any details on the licensing in terms of any details or costs. It's not an aspect of the solution I directly deal with.
Top Answer: My experience with SQL Server has been doing database testing with UFT. The main challenge we encountered is finding the correct connection string to use when performing database testing. Other than… more »
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Netezza Performance Server, Netezza
Microsoft SQL Server, MSSQL, MS SQL
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Overview
IBM Netezza appliances are now part of IBM PureSystems - expert integrated systems with built in expertise, integration by design and a simplified user experience. Part of the PureData family, the Netezza appliance is now known as the PureData System for Analytics. It has the same key design tenets of simplicity, speed, scalability and analytics power that was fundamental to Netezza appliances.

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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Seattle Childrens Hospital, Carphone Warehouse, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Battelle, Start Today Co. Ltd., Kelley Blue Book, Trident Marketing, Elisa Corporation, Catalina Marketing, iBasis, Barnes & Noble, Qualcomm, MediaMath, Acxiom, iBasis, Foxwoods
Microsoft 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.
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Financial Services Firm38%
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Insurance Company13%
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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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