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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • Microsoft SQL Server is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

100%
2 Ratings
9.1

Microsoft SQL Server

91%
95 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
6 Ratings

Usability

9.0

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

90%
1 Rating
9.9

Microsoft SQL Server

99%
10 Ratings

Availability

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft SQL Server

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.7

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

97%
4 Ratings
7.9

Microsoft SQL Server

79%
49 Ratings

In-Person Training

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
10 Ratings

Configurability

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft SQL Server

100%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP

High-performance, high-concurrency transactions are well suited for ASE. ASE is lacking some features in my opinion such as history tables, however there are ways to implement them via workarounds or by using Replication Server. I do think the way the ASE parser and optimizer works are far superior to other products as it is a true cost-based optimizer and the order of the tables in the FROM clause does not really matter although a good SQL coder will place the tables in a meaningful order to make the SQL more readable. ASE is good for applications that require high availability and can be used for mission critical systems.
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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

SAP

  • Easy to setup and maintain
  • Reliable, rarely has major hiccups requiring reboots or crashes
  • Very responsive with complicated queries spanning various tablespaces and hundreds of millions of rows
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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

SAP

  • Full database encryption - need to utilize external keys vs internal - for better separation of duties.
  • History Tables.
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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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Pricing Details

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Starting Price

    $0 Per License

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft SQL Server editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Enterprise$13,748.001
    Subscription$1,418.002

    Footnotes

    1. Per License
    2. Per License

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    SAP

    Our licenses are perpetual. It is the support that we will be renewing. We will renew because we continue to use and receive value from the product.
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    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

    SAP

    It does almost everything we need and for the things it doesn't do natively, we are still able to do using other features. For example, natively history tables weren't supported but we were able to create them using triggers.
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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

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    Its does not have outages.
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    Performance

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
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    Support Rating

    SAP

    Incredibly responsive, saving us countless hours in troubleshooting.
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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

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    It was good
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    Online Training

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    very hands on and detailed training
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    Implementation Rating

    SAP

    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

    SAP

    Much less effort than Oracle. Much better customer support than Oracle. Roughly equivalent to SQL Server in performance and ease of use. Much better customer service than SQL Server. Different ballpark from IQ. Same customer service.
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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

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
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    Return on Investment

    SAP

    • Negative - Costs a lot ... but so do they all.
    • Positive - It does what we need it to do.
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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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