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Microsoft SQL Server

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft SQL Server is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Microsoft SQL Server and Vertica are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Microsoft SQL Server

91%
94 Ratings
8.0

Vertica

80%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
6 Ratings

Vertica

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.8

Microsoft SQL Server

98%
10 Ratings

Vertica

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Microsoft SQL Server

100%
2 Ratings

Vertica

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
2 Ratings

Vertica

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Microsoft SQL Server

79%
49 Ratings
7.9

Vertica

79%
3 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Vertica

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Vertica

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
10 Ratings

Vertica

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

Vertica

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Vertica

Vertica as a data warehouse to deliver analytics in-house and even to your client base on scale is not rivaled anywhere in the market. Frankly, in my experience it is not even close to equaled. Because it is such a powerful data warehouse, some people attempt to use it as a transactional database. It certainly is not one of those. Individual row inserts are slow and do not perform well. Deletes are a whole other story. RDBMS it is definitely not. OLAP it rocks.
Eva Donaldson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Vertica

  • Extremely fast query performance - Vertica is one of the fastest query engines out there.
  • Scales to TBs - Scales reasonably well up to 10-20 nodes and 10 - 100s of TB of data.
  • Easy to Use - Fairly easy to user, we made quite some headway with just 1 person running it for a while.
Praveen Murugesan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Vertica

  • Could use some work on better integrating with cloud providers and open source technologies. For AWS you will find an AMI in the marketplace and recently a connector for loading data from S3 directly was created. With last release, integration with Kafka was added that can help.
  • Managing large workloads (concurrent queries) is a bit challenging.
  • Having a way to provide an estimate on the duration for currently executing queries / etc. can be helpful. Vertica provides some counters for the query execution engine that are helpful but some may find confusing.
  • Unloading data over JDBC is very slow. We've had to come up with alternatives based on vsql, etc. Not a very clean, official on how to unload data.
Traian Antonescu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vertica

General

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

Starting Price

Vertica Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft SQL Server

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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Vertica

Vertica 7.9
Based on 3 answers
I haven't had any recent opportunity to reach out to Vertica support. From what I remember, I believe whenever I reached out to them the experience was smooth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Microsoft SQL Server

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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Microsoft SQL Server

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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Vertica

Vertica performs well when the query has good stats and is tuned well. Options for GUI clients are ugly and outdated. IO optimized: it's a columnar store with no indexing structures to maintain like traditional databases. The indexing is achieved by storing the data sorted on disk, which itself is run transparently as a background process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Vertica

  • Positive impact on ROI by being able to get customer insights in real-time.
  • Positive ROI through reduced time to set-up and maintain Vertica instances.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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