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Data Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible, stable, with good report and data analysis capabilities

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution as our data warehouse.  We use the reports, data analysis, and for connecting our databases to multiple resources.

What is most valuable?

It's a flexible solution.

What needs improvement?

The installation process should be simplified. The configuration could be easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SQL Server for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. We have no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 10 users in our organization who are using this solution. We have a team made up of engineers, data analysts, and some developers to maintain this solution. We have plans to increase…

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution as our data warehouse. 

We use the reports, data analysis, and for connecting our databases to multiple resources.

What is most valuable?

It's a flexible solution.

What needs improvement?

The installation process should be simplified.

The configuration could be easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SQL Server for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. We have no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 10 users in our organization who are using this solution.

We have a team made up of engineers, data analysts, and some developers to maintain this solution.

We have plans to increase your usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I was using MySQL.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is not easy, it could be easier.

It can take many hours to configure it.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the installation myself.

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

It's a bit expensive.

The licensing is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend SQL Server to others.

I would rate SQL Server an eight out of ten.

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Johan Malan
System administrator at ZEST WEG Group
Real User
Top 20
Has high availability and good performance

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is for data mining and processing data from plants. It's normally just for databases for the systems.

What is most valuable?

The availability is the most valuable feature. It has high availability. It also has good performance. 

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, it could use more integration with other products.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around ten years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. We don't have any issues with stability or scalability. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have contacted support when we had Windows issues. They are okay, not the best but not the worst. They know what they're…

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is for data mining and processing data from plants. It's normally just for databases for the systems.

What is most valuable?

The availability is the most valuable feature. It has high availability. It also has good performance. 

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, it could use more integration with other products.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around ten years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. We don't have any issues with stability or scalability. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have contacted support when we had Windows issues. They are okay, not the best but not the worst. They know what they're doing but they take a little too long. The response time isn't so good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is mostly straightforward. The time it takes to deploy depends on the circumstances. It takes around three or four hours. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. It's a good product. I am satisfied with it. It's familiar, we've been using SQL for a while. 

I would rate it a nine out of ten. There's always room for improvement. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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KH
Program Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Simple to install, easy to use, and it is not difficult to find resources to manage it

What is our primary use case?

My background is primarily in software development, and I use SQL Server among other tools in that capacity. SQL Server was one of the main databases in my previous company, and it is used for storing data from different applications.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use and easy to perform a backup. It is easy to find resources that can manage SQL Server.

What needs improvement?

In my experience, I've found that scalability can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used SQL Server while working for different companies.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have between 40 and 50 applications running on it, which…

What is our primary use case?

My background is primarily in software development, and I use SQL Server among other tools in that capacity. SQL Server was one of the main databases in my previous company, and it is used for storing data from different applications.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use and easy to perform a backup.

It is easy to find resources that can manage SQL Server.

What needs improvement?

In my experience, I've found that scalability can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used SQL Server while working for different companies.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have between 40 and 50 applications running on it, which are used by many people.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support from Microsoft is good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is simple.

What about the implementation team?

We have an in-house team for deployment and maintenance.

One administrator is suitable for managing it.

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Highly functional in Microsoft environments, reliable, and scalable

Pros and Cons

  • "I have found that SQL Server works very well in the Microsoft Dynamics environment."
  • "There is room for improvement in performance when managing a large quality of data and a high number of active users."

What is our primary use case?

The solution is used for database management.

What is most valuable?

I have found that SQL Server works very well in the Microsoft Dynamics environment.

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement in performance when managing a large quality of data and a high number of active users. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 17 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the stability great.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is very good. We have five people in my organization using this solution in my organization.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used previously Oracle MySQL, IBM DB2, and SAP HANA. They are better suited for large-size data management.

What about the implementation team?

We have approximately 15 people handling the deployment and maintenance of the solution.

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

The solution is on a pay-per-use pricing model.

What other advice do I have?

I would strongly recommend this solution to others wanting to implement it in a Microsoft environment.

I rate SQL Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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PS
Project Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Overall good functionality, scalable, and stable

What is our primary use case?

SQL Server is our main database solution. For example, we use it for our contact center software.

What is most valuable?

In Poland, SQL Server is the most popular database engine, and overall, our customers like it.

What needs improvement?

For small-scale businesses, Microsoft could improve by removing some limits in SQL Express. In the future, it would be a benefit to have web-based management capabilities.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Five years ago there were some stability issues but in the current version, the stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. …

What is our primary use case?

SQL Server is our main database solution. For example, we use it for our contact center software.

What is most valuable?

In Poland, SQL Server is the most popular database engine, and overall, our customers like it.

What needs improvement?

For small-scale businesses, Microsoft could improve by removing some limits in SQL Express.

In the future, it would be a benefit to have web-based management capabilities.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Five years ago there were some stability issues but in the current version, the stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We use the documentation provided online by Microsoft that has been helpful. We do not need to use technical support because we have many high-level technical staff who know how to use the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very simple.

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

For smaller companies, they find this solution expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I rate SQL Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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SK
Senior Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A user-friendly relational database management system

What is our primary use case?

Our server projects are mostly related to SQL Server, and we're using it. All our healthcare projects are using the SQL Server, and we're able to load millions of data without any issues.

What is most valuable?

It's more user-friendly than most databases. If we don't have to use the command mode, it's very easy.

What needs improvement?

The performance could be better. When we pump in millions of records, we start struggling, and that's why we want improvement in those areas.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SQL Server for more than ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In the past, it wasn't stable compared to other products like Oracle Db2, but it has improved, and now it's stable. 

How was

What is our primary use case?

Our server projects are mostly related to SQL Server, and we're using it. All our healthcare projects are using the SQL Server, and we're able to load millions of data without any issues.

What is most valuable?

It's more user-friendly than most databases. If we don't have to use the command mode, it's very easy.

What needs improvement?

The performance could be better. When we pump in millions of records, we start struggling, and that's why we want improvement in those areas.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SQL Server for more than ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In the past, it wasn't stable compared to other products like Oracle Db2, but it has improved, and now it's stable. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, and performance-wise it's okay now.

What about the implementation team?

SQL Server installation is easy, and we did it by ourselves.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product to new users.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft SQL Server an eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Yasin Bin Wasim
Information Security Engineer at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
User-friendly interface, stable, and easy to install

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is easy installation. It was very easy to install. The interface is very user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more integration with other products and it needs to be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SQL Server for two months and I believe that we are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution. My installation requires SQL Servers, so I have to continue using them.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is easy installation. It was very easy to install.

The interface is very user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more integration with other products and it needs to be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SQL Server for two months and I believe that we are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution.

My installation requires SQL Servers, so I have to continue using them.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we did not use another product.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The installation was easy.

It took two hours to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the implementation myself.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate SQL Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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MC
Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
The stability needs improvement but it is easy to scale

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as our database.

What needs improvement?

It could be more stable.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SQL Server for four or five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

SQL Server is a stable solution, but it could be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Similar to Microsoft SQL, it is easy to scale. We have a team of 300 people who are using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I used MySQL.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the installation. We have an IT team to complete the installation.…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as our database.

What needs improvement?

It could be more stable.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SQL Server for four or five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

SQL Server is a stable solution, but it could be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Similar to Microsoft SQL, it is easy to scale.

We have a team of 300 people who are using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I used MySQL.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the installation.

We have an IT team to complete the installation.

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

There is no licensing cost for SQL Server.

What other advice do I have?

I am a user of this solution but I don't know that I understand it well enough to recommend it to others because I did not install it.

I would rate SQL Server a five out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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