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Score 8.3 out of 100

Microsoft SQL Server

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Likelihood to Recommend

MariaDB

MariaDB is especially helpful for organizations that are currently using MySQL but would like to move to a product with friendlier licensing terms. This is easier to do if you have an in-house programming team that can implement integrations on their own, as some outside firms will sometimes prefer to work with other database solutions that have more restrictive/expensive licensing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

I've found Microsoft SQL Server a robust and affordable solution for most OLTP scenarios, starting with department solutions up to enterprise-level systems. There are many advanced features (like compression and partitioning) that correctly implemented provide huge benefits on performance, reducing hardware requirements and costs. The default locking mechanism can be a problem for systems with high concurrency if the READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT option is not selected.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MariaDB

  • MariaDB does well with PHP or Python (django) in a web environment. Developers are able to work quickly.
  • MariaDB is extremely well documented and has a gigantic support community. If you need ask a question on how to do things you can go to many placces online and find answers quickly.
  • MariaDB is fast! Queries with tens of thousands of rows are quick.
  • MariaDB is highly compatible with Oracle's MySQL. Basically the same thing but more open and with a brighter future.
  • With MariaDB it is so easy to import and export data, and backups are a cinch. This saves me so much time as compared to other RDBMS.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Easy to setup with the included Wizard that helps to get you up and running with the essential components covered. You won't waste a lot of time reading through documentation to just get started.
  • There is a large community of support for Microsoft SQL Server that can help to troubleshoot issues and explain how to tackle a problem.
  • The other components and modules to the system make is easy to setup backups and connections to other services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MariaDB

  • We still do not have confidence in using MariaDB in our administrative systems because we do not have experience to use it in critical systems
  • We can consider that It is developed mainly by a small company and the future of MariaDB maybe is uncertain (!) (?).
  • On the other hands, we didn't find other cons of this software
Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • There isn't as much that I dislike with SQL Server. It will be good to have features where we have fine grain control over internal things. For example, it would have been a good feature to have historical tracking of the metrics as opposed to setting up custom metrics. Overall SQL Server made my life easy to manage a lot of databases and ease of use while migration projects.
  • The database is the target of many attacks from it's SA account, this must come disabled by default and just after the instalation, some of 30 seconds, the attacks start, with many requests per second, it needs to improve the firewall to prevent these attacks, or put the SQL Server inside of a VPN and local network to avoid these attacks.
  • It requires knowledge and in-depth technical skills to make complex processes truly performing, especially if we are in very complex infrastructures
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MariaDB

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We are a Microsoft Gold partner and are very in depth with our SQL server development with out software and it would take too many resources to try and switch to another database product, not to mention all of our clients run SQL Server so we would then have to support SQL and another product which is fiscally irresponsible.
Bill Starling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MariaDB

MariaDB 9.0
Based on 3 answers
MariaDB is very usable and stable to be used in production settings as an alternative to MySQL. The shortcomings of SQL are present but well understood in the community, and if the decision were to be made again, I would choose MariaDB over MySQL on future projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 8.1
Based on 9 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

MariaDB

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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

MariaDB

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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

MariaDB

MariaDB 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Compared to other solutions (such as Oracle), there aren't quite as many professional support or documentation options available. However, MariaDB is widely used and there are a lot of online communities that share helpful information. Additionally, much of the existing MySQL documentation is still valid for MariaDB, and while some third-party applications officially require MySQL, many will also work seamlessly with MariaDB.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 8.5
Based on 24 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

MariaDB

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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

MariaDB

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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

MariaDB

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 5 answers
As mentioned before, the implementation of SQL Server in a company that is beginning to use a new structure, which does not require any type of data migration, do not requires particular comment to make.
If you must to do a porting of databases from a different platform, definitely you need to consider the situation in detail depending on your needs.
Luca Campanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MariaDB

Thanks to MySQL compatibility, everything you've learned while using it can be utilized when using MariaDB. Therefore it's a better choice than MongoDB and MSSQL if you're looking to switch away from MySQL. MariaDB is also a very mature and stable product, unlike MongoDB that is still rather new product when compared to others and things may change significantly among versions in it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

The reason we've decided to go with Microsoft over Oracle or MySQL is because our company lives in the Microsoft ecosystem. It works well with other Microsoft products (Exchange, Office, etc.). It allows for easier integration. Also, the support from Microsoft is crucial, in case we run across complicated issues. They've helped as a lot. Our company actually maintained the largest Microsoft Dynamics database at one time, and there were several times we've had to reach out to Microsoft to fix unique errors and issues we had.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MariaDB

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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

MariaDB

  • Implementing Galera. No downtime, no loss in revenue and monitoring.
  • ROI is dependent on hardware. If you spend for the hardware, your ROI might not be seen for quite awhile.
  • Not as much ease of administration as one would think. So time and effort are involved w/ the dba.
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • We can very quickly and easily start up a new database.
  • Active Directory integration has been a huge time saver for us.
  • It changed the way we did our data backup strategy by giving us a backup 4-5 times a day instead of once at night.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MariaDB

General

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

Microsoft SQL Server

General

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

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