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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

It is very well suited for big data analytics. Predictive modeling, optimization, and other large scale analysis benefit from using a properly defined SQL Data Warehouse. It is also suited for simple business intelligence such as building historical and active dashboards
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a great RDBMS and meets all of our requirements. If you need a stable DB platform to support your line of a business application you'll be well served. Licensing costs are far cheaper, more portable and a lot more user friendly than Oracle. Product support and security patches from Microsoft are strong.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • It is very cost-effective
  • Development time needed was much less in comparison to other systems
  • Played very nicely with our ETL and OLAP reporting tools
Samir Patel, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Easy to configure and use with Visual Studio and Dot Net
  • Easy integration with MSBI to perform data analysis
  • Data Security
  • Easy to understand and use
  • Very easy to export database and tables in the form of SQL query or a script
Shivani Pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • Limited T-SQL query library
  • It is not suitable for OLTP environment
  • Doesn't support cross-database queries
Prabhu Sundararaj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • The import/export process can be tricky to follow with lots of steps and could be better for importing flat files
  • Obtaining help from Microsoft is cumbersome and often other internet sources are better and quicker
  • The documentation is not great and again it's generally better to obtain help elsewhere if needed
Paul Nockolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We understand that the Microsoft SQL Server will continue to advance, offering the same robust and reliable platform while adding new features that enable us, as a software center, to create a superior product. That provides excellent performance while reducing the hardware requirements and the total cost of ownership of our solution.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It helps us to provide data just in time to our clients. With help of massively parallel processing, it consumes less time for both loading and querying the data and it also helps us to plan a more precise budget to our business and send just-in-time alerts in case of any outrage.
Prabhu Sundararaj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.3
Based on 10 answers
SQL Server mostly 'just works' or generates error messages to help you sort out the trouble. You can usually count on the product to get the job done and keep an eye on your potential mistakes. Interaction with other Microsoft products makes operating as a Windows user pretty straight forward. Digging through the multitude of dialogs and wizards can be a pain, but the answer is usually there somewhere.
Andy Erickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Its does not have outages.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) 7.6
Based on 3 answers
I like their Support team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 7.8
Based on 33 answers
We managed to handle most of our problems by looking into Microsoft's official documentation that has everything explained and almost every function has an example that illustrates in detail how a particular functionality works. Just like PowerShell has the ability to show you an example of how some cmdlet works, that is the case also here, and in my opinion, it is a very good practice and I like it.
luka horvat | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was good
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
very hands on and detailed training
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Other than SQL taking quite a bit of time to actually install there are no problems with installation. Even on hardware that has good performance SQL can still take close to an hour to install a typical server with management and reporting services.
Bill Starling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

SQL Data Warehousing is much easier to manage if you already have SQL Server experience and analysts who are familiar with its interface. We are currently piloting using NoSQL and Hadoop type databases but it is difficult to get set up properly. Additionally, we have to re-train our users to learn how to create python scripts and use spark to query the data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

[Microsoft] SQL Server has a much better community and professional support and is overall just a more reliable system with Microsoft behind it. I've used MySQL in the past and SQL Server has just become more comfortable for me and is my go to RDBMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

  • We have had an improvement in our overall processing time
  • Cost was much lower than most of its competitors
  • Our reporting needs have grown and housing the data here has been great
Samir Patel, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Increased accuracy - We went from multiple users having different versions of an Excel spreadsheet to a single source of truth for our reporting.
  • Increased Efficiency - We can now generate reports at any time from a single source rather than multiple users spending their time collating data and generating reports.
  • Improved Security - Enterprise level security on a dedicated server rather than financial files on multiple laptop hard drives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse) Editions & Modules

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Microsoft SQL Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft SQL Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise$13,748.001
Subscription$1,418.001
  1. Per License
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