SQL Server Competitors and Alternatives

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Operations Engineering Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
May 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* Security and Scalability * I have used Oracle technologies for last two decades apart from other similar vendors like MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, etc. * Power of Oracle combined with robust Unix platforms like Linux or AIX makes it powerful and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helped build a strong core application layer Its a natural choice for any complex enterprise relational system

What needs improvement?

Support and Patching. I found MS SQL Server support more helpful in many cases where in they internally rope in technology experts from different layers rather than pushing back on the clients, something Oracle can incorporate for sure.
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Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Feb 14 2018

What do you think of MySQL?

Primary Use Case We use MySQL and MariaDB for most part of our mission critical applications This as it is so simple to integrate with web applications, and other well known applications. • Improvements to My Organization Since it has many integrations to web applications, it is very easy to install and deploy open source web applications. • Valuable Features How it uses clustering. The API's to PHP, ruby, perl, java, python, and many more high level programming languages makes it easy for us to deploy new features fast. • Room for Improvement How to scale out with shard clusters. The way how to handle replications needs to be improved, as we noticed that there are some performance drop of (using only one core for example) • Use of Solution More than five...
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Principal Global Database Architect at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 14 2016

What is most valuable?

1. The ability to create multiple databases without using any additional memory and CPU, and reallocating resources among these databases as needed, dynamically, without restarting. 2. The marriage of snapshot technology with this alleviating... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Database development along several parallel projects used to be nightmarish when trying to keep the various tracks of development separate in a single database. With this, it is really easy to spin up a container for each project and then... more»

What needs improvement?

The ability to integrate with every feature of Oracle Database as, for example, it doesn't currently work with Audit Vault.
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Ignite Technologies
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Real User
MySQL DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Dec 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance, compression, and compatibility with MySQL

How has it helped my organization?

Initially, we used a relational database, MySQL along side Hadoop to create summary tables to produce our reports. Infobright allowed us to reduce the number of moving parts and complexity that we had while providing good performance to... more»

What needs improvement?

We ran into some quirks that Infobright had. We interacted with Infobright's support and were able to resolve them. There still are issues with data replication - Infobright is currently for one server (unless you buy the Infobright... more»
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Senior Oracle Consultant at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Ours is a DW environment, ETL extracts data from SAP and loads into the reporting database. The DBA objective was optimal performance for both nightly batch and reporting. We used the below features which significantly helped improve he... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This data is of our BI reporting. This reporting is open for all the warehouse managers to know all their financial status.The period end . We have very tight schedules. Every report has to complete in milli seconds seconds. The SLA are very... more»

What needs improvement?

For some reason, the stats optimizer doesn't work well. We actually disabled some of these features, such as the optimizer adaptive features. On the fly, the optimizer actually changes the explained plan, and that feature is really not... more»
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Data Architect, Enterprise Data Warehouse at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 13 2016

What do you think of SAP IQ?

Valuable Features The speed of the tool - both of the query response and the loading of data. • Improvements to My Organization It’s the central component of our enterprise data warehouse. Queries and reports that would require hours or days from the original source systems are now available in minutes or seconds. It’s really fast! • Room for Improvement The stability needs improvement. We’ve upgraded through multiple minor revisions because of issues where the database server would crash when attempting to answer a perfectly legal SQL query. We're • Use of Solution I've been using it for five years. • Deployment Issues The client side of the package is a bit monolithic. We'd like to be able to roll out just the ODBC driver to client workstations through our...

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