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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 last week 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.

Fiach
Director in Italy
Computer Software, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

The best Database to use with Windows-Native applications

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: I've used SQL server since version 7, which is more than 20 years ago, and still use it every day (Although, not version 7!)

Pros:

If you are using C# / .NET on a Windows server, then Microsoft SQL server is the natural choice. The free edition is fine to get started, and once you out grow it, you can afford the license fee (hopefully!)

Cons:

It's very expensive, given that there are free alternatives like MySQL. CSV importing is a pain, when it doesn't need to be.

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 last month New

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.

Humberto
Systems Engineer in Colombia
Import & Export, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Successful data management and administration

5.0 6 months ago

Comments: A great tool for database administration and management, the ability to perform easy tasks in terms of backups, restores and replications makes it one of the great options for productive environments where you work.

Pros:

Its ease and versatility in administration tasks, its great integration with bi and bigdata environments, as well as its stability in production environments.

Cons:

The biggest disadvantage I see is that it is not as mature in its implementation in unix environments.