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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server

What Is Microsoft SQL Server?

Database and analysis offering for rapidly delivering the next generation of scalable e-commerce & line-of-business solutions.

Who Uses Microsoft SQL Server?

Companies of all sizes, looking for database management software

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Reviews of Microsoft SQL Server

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Martha Leah
Martha Leah
Infrastructure CEO in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Entertainment, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Microsoft SQL Server Review

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Seriously? This is not a question worth replying to.

Pros:

I have lived and breathed MS SQL Server for all my life in the IT Industry. I am still breathing SQL.

Cons:

Seriously? Microsoft SQL Server is one of the best ever. ORACLE is still up there.

Andy
Andy
Technology Planning for Transport Networks in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Microsoft products are usually stable and reliable.

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: SQL Server allows a large number of accesses without affecting performance. Once switched, there are no performance issues. Many users and developers have stated that the process is faster and more convenient thanks to the application. Access is used for the database and this has led to slow performance when the number of data increases. Large amounts of data sometimes require slow operations.

Pros:

SQL Server is the enterprise system database, and its toolset is provided as standard. Many departments in the company use it as a database when creating a small system. Its graphical user interface is easy to use even for beginners, and its data can be queried seamlessly from other Microsoft products such as Access.

Cons:

The application has very few bugs and offers stable operation. The core elements of the product's usability remain the same despite repeated changes. Both the cost and feature set of Oracle is superior to NetSuite.

Wilmer Josué
Computer Science Engineering in Honduras
Libraries, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

SQL Server as a primary tool for developers

3.0 3 years ago

Comments: I have been using SQL server since the first periods of college in my programming classes, as a storage of information I have been taught its practical use both personally and for program development in companies. I find it a very useful and versatile tool, it is used with ease as long as the developer has studied enough information about sql server because a novice and a pro can delete by mistake a whole database, you have to be careful because there are no request messages to deny the deletion. To use the tool I recommend to practice a lot and to comment the coding.

Pros:

What I liked about the tool is the practical use it has, it can be used by novices in an easy way, as long as someone teaches them the basics, it is very useful on a daily basis due to the management of databases and their respective migration to other platforms. The management of the information becomes useful, it is versatile to changes before, during and after the development of the project.

Cons:

What I liked least is the interface and the work area because when moving a part of that interface it is not very intuitive to place it to the default place, I have had problems with that and also that for processes of adding data I find the work space very small.

Abhinav
IT Head in India
Entertainment, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

SQL Server : Best database I have ever seen .

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

User friendly interface, extensive documentation , large community support , automatic backups, overall robust performance

Cons:

Nothing as such. Till this time SQL is great to use and deploy.

Dan
IT Manager in UK
Renewables & Environment, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

It is still a good option

5.0 last month New

Comments: It is reliable; I can't see problems with data integrity checks or reporting. The ability to connect it to anything and everything is remarkable.

Pros:

I like the security setup, and the ability to export databases and configurations.

Cons:

The Microsoft licensing structure for SQL is a bit odd. Some options are available for dual-core but not for single-core. Why is that?