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Scott Albritton
Real User
Applications Business Intelligence Analyst at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 16 2017

What is most valuable?

There are many, but I would have to say the two most important for me have been SQL Server Profiler -- to run traces... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In an effort to forego a data warehouse purchase, one company I worked with used a second SQL Server instance loaded to... more»

What needs improvement?

Multiple operating systems support should improve. The ongoing and newly marketed support for Linux and Unix... more»

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

For the most part, what you see is what you get with Microsoft’s licensing website. I sat through many hours of... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

My team and I have tried many different technologies including MySQL (cheap but effective), Oracle (expensive and... more»

What other advice do I have?

Start in the cloud if feasibly possible and if it makes sense for your business. I have mostly worked with... more»
Gaston Nusimovich
Real User
Software Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

* SQL Server Integration Services tools * Data Quality Services tools * Master Data Services tools * SQL Server... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We design and implement DW solutions with SS 2016 Dev Ed tools. This solution has given us high levels of productivity,... more»

What needs improvement?

We do not have much to complain about SS 2016 Dev Ed in itself, we do have some complaints regarding licensing for SQL... more»

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

No issues with pricing and licensing for SS 2016 Dev Ed, as it is free of charge, as mentioned above, the thorny issue... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have always used DW tools from Microsoft since SQL Server 2000.

What other advice do I have?

Consider the ROI (most training investment). If training is not in-house, only hire training from an official Microsoft... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Developer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Without any doubt the Integration Services and Analysis Services are the most widely used. These are the basis for data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the current organisation there was no centralised data repository. Thus, statistics, reporting, and generic... more»

What needs improvement?

An area that definitely needs improvement is the Reporting Service side with the actual report server. Although to be... more»

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

My advice is quite straightforward. If you know the number of users who really and truly need access to the Server then... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes, in the past I have worked with different versions of SQL server and have switched due to upgrades to utilise the... more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate it eight out of 10. It is quite a good product and has improved dramatically. Like all products, it has bugs... more»
Недашковский Евгений
Real User
Senior SQL DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

Always On is my favorite feature. I do like availability groups and cannot imagine how I lived with them before. Microsoft tries to release new... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am not sure, as we have been working with it from the start. Comparing with other database management systems that I tried in other companies,... more»

What needs improvement?

I like it the way it is, though I would appreciate a dark theme for SQL Server Management Studio and ability to add databases with TDE enabled... more»

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

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... more»

What other advice do I have?

Though I do like the SQL Server, I must say it is very hard to find a good DBA nowadays and having a DBMS without a DBA is like having a car... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
CEO/CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Probably the most useful feature of SQL Server is the ability to write and execute SQL on the fly. Even though there... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The most recent example is a data warehouse I've created for a client that enables us to use a "no-SQL" construct. This... more»

What needs improvement?

The only real improvement I've been looking for is finally being addressed by Microsoft. Since SQL Server only ran on... more»

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

Do the research and get the correct licensing model for your given purpose. A lot of people gravitate toward the Open... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I typically use whatever database platform my client uses. However, whenever I am provided with the option to choose, I... more»

What other advice do I have?

Look very closely at the built-in features. For those features that you may need, estimate what it would take to... more»
Gaston Nusimovich
Real User
Software Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Mar 15 2017

What is most valuable?

SQL Server integration services tools Data quality services tools Master data services tools SQL Server reporting... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We design and implement data warehouse solutions with SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition tools. This solution has: Given... more»

What needs improvement?

We do not have much to complain about SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition in itself. We do have some complaints regarding... more»

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

We have no issues with pricing and licensing for SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition, as it is free of charge. The thorny... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used data warehouse tools from Microsoft since SQL Server 2000.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is focused on companies that develop and offer data warehouse solutions for customers that use SQL Server.... more»
BethWiebusch
Real User
Sr. Database and Application Administrator with 10,001+ employees
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of installation. * Ease of creating your databases. * Ease of changing what your databases look like when you need to. * Creating tables... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows me to obtain access to data that I would not otherwise obtain access to from different programs. It has helped pull statistics and... more»

What needs improvement?

Right now, the tool you use to query the system updates every month. It pesters you to update the Client every month when there is nothing new... more»

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

It has the easiest licensing.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used MySQL, because it is a free product. It was just hard to operate, do backups, and make automated. Also, it was not scalable.
Leonardo de Andrade
Real User
Brazil IT Coordinator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the easy installation. The user just needs to know how to read.

How has it helped my organization?

The SQL Server is helping us with the most feared corporate problem: Excel spreadsheets. The individual user can... more»

What needs improvement?

Table partition and memory management. The performance could be better.

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

In my point of view, the MS SQL is the most inexpensive database commercial solution. If do you need to build a... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I am still using other commercial solutions, but the price of this database is much less expensive than others. It is... more»

What other advice do I have?

I suggest that you are first familiar with the bundle functions and plan some of the functions before starting the... more»
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What is SQL Server?

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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