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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft SQL Server is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

SAS Enterprise Guide

82%
11 Ratings
9.1

Microsoft SQL Server

91%
94 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

SAS Enterprise Guide

80%
1 Rating
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
6 Ratings

Usability

5.0

SAS Enterprise Guide

50%
2 Ratings
9.8

Microsoft SQL Server

98%
10 Ratings

Availability

SAS Enterprise Guide

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft SQL Server

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

SAS Enterprise Guide

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

5.6

SAS Enterprise Guide

56%
8 Ratings
7.9

Microsoft SQL Server

79%
49 Ratings

In-Person Training

SAS Enterprise Guide

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

SAS Enterprise Guide

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

7.0

SAS Enterprise Guide

70%
2 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
10 Ratings

Product Scalability

SAS Enterprise Guide

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide is good at taking various datasets and giving analyst/user ability to do some transformations without substantial amounts of code. Once the data is inside SAS, the memory of it is very efficient. Using SAS for data analysis can be helpful. It will give good statistics for you, and it has a robust set of functions that aid analysis.
Ben Holmes | 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • I think the most useful aspect of SAS Enterprise Guide is the ability to use a point-and-click interface to create graphics, transform data, and perform statistics. The best part is that SAS Enterprise Guide creates base SAS code from the process, making it easy to reproduce analyses.
  • SAS Enterprise Guide makes creating summary statistics about as easy as it gets. If one doesn't know proc means or proc tabulate, one can use SAS Enterprise Guide instead.
  • The time-series forecasting procedures within SAS Enterprise Guide produce fairly good results. SAS Enterprise Guide makes time-series model comparisons relatively straight-forward.
Thomas Young | 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • errors could be more detailed
  • when you export in different excel sheets, its grouped together, which could be a problem in certain circumstances
  • it would be nice to have a function to tell if some tables is open and by whom
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

SAS Enterprise Guide

General

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

Starting Price

SAS Enterprise Guide Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft SQL Server

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Per License

Microsoft SQL Server Editions & Modules

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

Likelihood to Renew

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 8.0
Based on 1 answer
On account of current user experience and the organization-wide acceptance.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It's not all bad, but I don't believe that an enterprise purchase of SAS is worth the expense considering the widely available set of tools in the data analytics space at the moment. In my company, it's a good tool because others use it. Otherwise, I wouldn't purchase a new set of it because it doesn't have some of the better analytical functions in it.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.8
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

SAS Enterprise Guide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Its does not have outages.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAS Enterprise Guide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 5.6
Based on 8 answers
I did not use the technical support of SAS EG. I can say that I have had hard time to find online tutorials or projects for SAS EG. For instance, it is hard to find completed researches or designed algorithms used with SAS EG. Sometimes it just depends on user's skill set and experience with databases and programming.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 7.9
Based on 49 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

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

Online Training

SAS Enterprise Guide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

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

Implementation Rating

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I've not worked hands-on with the implementation team, but there were no escalations barring a few hiccups in the deployment due to change in requirement & adoption to our company's remote servers.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 10 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

SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide stacks up against others in many ways.
  1. SAS Enterprise Guide is comprehensive when it comes to every aspect of data science and analytics.
  2. SAS Enterprise Guide stacks generate results that are accurate and reliable.
  3. SAS Enterprise Guide is easy to use and is compatible with many new and old platforms
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

SAS Enterprise Guide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAS Enterprise Guide

  • I'm not involved in the financial side of SAS implementation, however the use of data to gain insight into the daily running of the business is always a must have and SAS EG has played an integral part in keeping the Executives up to date with work flow and financial information.
Anonymous | 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

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