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Pros
"We've found the solution very reliable overall. It's very fast.""The auto-backup replication is a perfect feature. That is the feature I liked the most."

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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
"The interface is not easy in comparison to the SQL Server. It could be more user-friendly.""A problem we are experiencing now is when doing a backup in SQL 2012 and 14."

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
"SQL Anywhere cost us about $400."

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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.""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The auto-backup replication is a perfect feature. That is the feature I liked the most.
Top Answer: I am satisfied with the pricing. It's a lot cheaper than other solutions.
Top Answer: A problem we are experiencing now is when doing a backup in SQL 2012 and 14 there's a problem with the license. It's an automatic backup and does not get scheduled in version 12.
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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Sybase SQL AnywhereMicrosoft SQL Server, MSSQL, MS SQL
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Overview

SAP SQL Anywhere enables companies to develop custom mobile and IoT application and rapidly design and deploy embedded database applications. The RDBMS solutions can provide secure, reliable data management and synchronization for thousands of mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and remote environments. They let business users work uninterrupted, even without a network connection.

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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Sample Customers
AOK Bundesverband, Surgutneftegas Open Joint Stock Company, Molson Coors Brewing Company, City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International, Wªrth Group, Takisada-Osaka Co. Ltd., Coelba, RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association, TALLY WEiJLMicrosoft 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 Provider22%
Insurance Company12%
Media Company8%
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Computer Software Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Non Profit7%
Transportation Company7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company7%
Retailer5%
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise41%
Find out what your peers are saying about SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SQL Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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SAP SQL Anywhere is ranked 18th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews while SQL Server is ranked 1st in Relational Databases with 26 reviews. SAP SQL Anywhere is rated 8.0, while SQL Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SAP SQL Anywhere writes "Has valuable auto-backup replication and is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQL Server writes "Easy to use, can be used for free, and has great scalability". SAP SQL Anywhere is most compared with MySQL, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, Oracle Database, SAP IQ and MariaDB, whereas SQL Server is most compared with SAP HANA, Oracle Database, Teradata and IBM Db2 Database. See our SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SQL Server report.

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