Pimcore vs. Microsoft SQL Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pimcore
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The Pimcore Platform™ is an enterprise open-source software for managing any digital data and customer experiences across any channel or device. Pimcore is used to keep single, harmonized, up-to-date versions of any corporate master data, manage, consolidate, share and transform digital media assets, and deliver personalized, headless experiences on any channel. The solution boasts users among more than 110 000 companies in 60+ countries. Pimcore solutions at a…N/A
Microsoft SQL Server
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database.
$1,418
Per License
Pricing
PimcoreMicrosoft SQL Server
Editions & Modules
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Subscription
$1,418.00
Per License
Enterprise
$13,748.00
Per License
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PimcoreMicrosoft SQL Server
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
PimcoreMicrosoft SQL Server
Small Businesses

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SingleStore
SingleStore
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Image Relay
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
SingleStore
SingleStore
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Acquia DAM (Widen)
Acquia DAM (Widen)
Score 8.4 out of 10
SingleStore
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
PimcoreMicrosoft SQL Server
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.4
(96 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(10 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(49 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PimcoreMicrosoft SQL Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Pimcore
Flexible data models and every data record you connect to
automatically stays up-to-date and consistent. The easy and self-explanatory
handling of the system. Compared to Hubspot, we can configure the layouts much
more conveniently and dynamically.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Pimcore
  • Pimcore is fully opensource and based on leading Symfony, the leading PHP framework. It has a well-developed partner network and community support.
  • In contrast to other systems that have a quite rigid architecture Pimcore is designed as a platform for developers. It can be used to model complex data architecture with ease and develop features tailored to customer needs.
  • It provides a fully integrated platform for Product Information Management, Digital Asset Management, and Enterprise Content Management. This ensures there is no duplication of assets and content and data across multiple systems.
  • All PIM features are also available through a REST-based Web Service allowing easy integration with other applications.
  • In addition to PIM, DAM and WCM features it also provides a robust eCommerce platform.
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Microsoft
  • 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
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Cons
Pimcore
  • PimCore should make the Video Training free so that it could become more popular among the mass
  • Installation is but tedious for new and seasoned developer. If something like wordpress kind of installer can be developed ... that would be awesome
  • Developer documentation could have been better
  • With growing popularity MACH architecture, I would suggest PIMCore team for making it headless first platform
  • Make single click setup over Digital Ocean, Linode and other cloud provider
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Microsoft
  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew
Pimcore
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Usability
Pimcore
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Microsoft
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Pimcore
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Microsoft
Its does not have outages.
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Performance
Pimcore
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Microsoft
SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
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Support Rating
Pimcore
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Microsoft
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.
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In-Person Training
Pimcore
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Microsoft
It was good
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Online Training
Pimcore
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Microsoft
very hands on and detailed training
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Implementation Rating
Pimcore
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Pimcore
PIMCore is Digital Platform making it single source of truth for many upstream and downstream system. Akeneo is just PIM and its doing PIM job properly but PimCore is much more than this. AEM is too costly and can't be affordable for many small and mid size companies
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Microsoft
[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.
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Scalability
Pimcore
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
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Return on Investment
Pimcore
  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced cost
  • Reduced time to market
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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