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Data Scientist at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The administration is the solution's most valuable feature. It's quite easy to install and use from a local machine or laptop, as well as on a server.

What needs improvement?

The lock files and login are two features we've had issues with. As far as I can see, there's no way to switch off the login in SQL Servers. If there could be a way to switch off the login, for transactions, or in operations, or tables, that'd be great.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. In terms of advice I would give to others, I would say that if they want to evaluate it, they should install a SQL Server Express. Install that as a management studio to get a feel for how it works, and then from there decide if it's suitable, in terms of a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I've worked with Oracle, and with DB2, as well as with SAP IQ. I've also worked with Mongo, although it's not quite the same.
Ayodele-Makun
Consultant
Pre-Sales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that I find are the most valuable are easy querying, screen objects, relational diagram creation, and simplicity. I do quite a bit of querying of data information, written information, pulling data, and writing data.

What needs improvement?

The only issue that I have is that it depends on hardware resources, it takes a lot, that is the only set back with the solution. What we are using is fine for now. I believe that the newer versions 2016 or 2018 SQL have improved a lot and have all of the features available. It would be useful to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Because it's the 2012 version, it's a one-off enterprise license that we have never had to upgrade. It's a perpetual license that you install and that's it. There are additional fees to this solution.

What other advice do I have?

Based on my experience it's easier to use, and there are a lot of resources online that can give you a headstart. By comparison, Oracle Database is complicated to use. I like the ease of use and quick data usage. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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dbForge Studio for SQL Server is a powerful IDE for SQL Server management, administration, development, data reporting and analysis. The tool will help SQL developers to perform complex database changes, version-control database changes in popular source control systems, and speed up routine tasks. You don't need to waste your time to search for and purchase SSMS plugins across the internet to get your work done.

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