SQL Server Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of SQL Server competitors and alternatives
Oracle
Real User
MySQL DBA
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Usually, we use the application for our team to ensure the data is correct.

How has it helped my organization?

We majorly use the application now. We can use MySQL to read for our select queries. This helps us to achieve stability.

What needs improvement?

In MySQL, you can only have one master. The master's scalability was always a problem. The cost towards the locking and the patent. What happens, we will be running the MySQL network, and what happens sometimes in some cases, the master go... more»
Consultant
Principal Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What do you think of IBM Cognos?

Valuable Features Reporting and dashboard capabilities are the product’s most valuable features. • Improvements to My Organization It provides enterprise-level reporting across all departments. • Room for Improvement ETL features have room for improvement. • Use of Solution I have used it for nine years. • Stability Issues When we have more than 1000 users logged in to the system, we can see slowdown in terms of performance. • Scalability Issues I have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Technical support is 8/10. • Previous Solutions I did not previously use a different solution. We have always used IBM Cognos product suites. • Initial Setup Initial setup was pretty much straightforward. • Other...
Tableau
Real User
Industry Analyst at a construction company
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

* Flexibility: It's able to connect to any data source. * Reliability: So far, no major issue seen with the tool. It never crashes, even with huge amounts of data to handle. * Easy to use: I can create and modify dashboards, workbook or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* More data-driven decisions. Thanks to its way of presenting data and its ability to handle a huge amount of data, it helps the organization see data in a different, and more visual, way. * Reduction of non-value-added tasks due to... more»

What needs improvement?

* Improved predictive analytics. This part is still a bit missing and it'd be useful for the companies. * More advanced built-in statistical tools. Still a bit rough on defining trends. * More flexible "storyboard" worksheet implementation.... more»

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