IBM solidDB vs. SQL Server

As of February 2019, IBM solidDB is ranked 16th in Relational Databases with 1 review vs SQL Server which is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 32 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM solidDB writes "​No other solution came close to this product's speed and tech support is on a really high level". The top reviewer of SQL Server writes "Just like a Windows PC needs basic defragmentation maintenance to run effectively, SQL Server needs its own regular maintenance". IBM solidDB is most compared with MySQL, SQL Server and IBM Db2. SQL Server is most compared with Oracle Database, Teradata and SAP HANA.
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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.​​It has the easiest licensing.The free version is cumbersome to use and maintain. But $5000 for a licence is more expense than the benefit I would get from a licensed version. A licence might be worth the price to simplify management and speed up searches.

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30
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solidDBMicrosoft SQL Server, MSSQL, MS SQL
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Overview

IBM solidDB is a relational database server that combines the high performance of in-memory tables with the nearly unlimited capacity of disk-based tables.

Pure in-memory databases are fast, but strictly limited by the size of memory. Pure disk-based databases allow nearly unlimited amounts of storage, but their performance is dominated by disk access. Even if the computer has enough memory to store the entire database in memory buffers, database servers that are designed for disk-based tables can be slow because the data structures that are optimal for disk-based tables are far from being optimal for in-memory tables. The solidDB solution is to provide a single hybrid database server that contains two optimized engines inside it:

  • The main-memory engine (MME) is optimized for in-memory access.
  • The disk-based engine (DBE) is optimized for disk-based access.

Both engines coexist inside the same server process, and a single SQL statement can access data from both engines.

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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IskratelMicrosoft 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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Transportation Company10%
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Software R&D Company10%
Retailer10%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm23%
Transportation Company9%
Non Tech Company7%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise35%
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Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise62%
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