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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server


What is Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database.

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Solid and Reliable.

10 out of 10
August 28, 2023
We use MSSQL Server along with SSIS and SSRS as it's a very competent software suite and very stable. It integrates well with other …
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Microsoft SQL Server Review

9 out of 10
October 28, 2022
I am a computer engineer. I have been working as a software developer for about 7 years. I've been using Microsoft SQL Server since I was …
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SQL Server Review

8 out of 10
June 19, 2021
We use MS SQL Server as our main database to store customer data. We have a monolith web application that is using a single MS SQL Server …
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MS SQL Server

8 out of 10
May 25, 2021
For the uninitiated it is first important to point out that many programs use a Database at the back-end and the end-user will be totally …
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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.9.

The most common users of Microsoft SQL Server are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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MS SQL server

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
It is used across the whole organization to build analytical tools for the business users to best analyze the sales data.
  • Sql Server Integration services is a a great tool for ETL needs
  • SQL Server Analysis Services is a great tool to build data marts and data cubes.
  • SQL Server Reporting Services is a great reporting tool.
  • SQL server installation always takes long time, that can be definitely improved.
  • The Management Studio front end still needs work as does Indexing.
  • Few in SSIS Realtime data refresh in SSRS More datasources in Power BI
Volume of the data, it cannot store as much data as Oracle or Teradata does.
  • It is definitely one of the best tools available for all the database needs
  • It is easier to install and easy to get on with.
  • Consistent and reliable.
MS SQL server is the best database management tool available and it has been improving every year addressing the needs for ever growing data.
Redgate SQL Monitor, Java Reporting Engine
Tsql, Admininstration Skills,SSIS,SSRS,SSAS
  • DataWarehouse
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Reports
  • C# and coding and scheduling them
  • Web Service calls
  • DataBase transfer
  • Make use of cloud technology with SQl Server 2016
  • DataStorage space is increased a lot because of sql server 2016
It is a great product answering all Data needs.
MS Access... MS Access wouldn't support huge volumes of data like Sql Server does.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
Product Usability
Not many changes
  • Implemented in-house
  • Server compatability issues
Check your hardware before installing SQL Server like hard disk space.
  • Online training
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
It was good
very hands on and detailed training
Yes, easy to pick up
Its is very good
Hardware requirements have to be met, make sure RAM is available
No - there is no facility to customize the interface
Some - we have added small pieces of custom code
we can use code or C# code and its easy to implement.
Use add on tools like red gate
It is not my decision.
I had prompt responses and forums to look into from time to time.
The issue was with MDS and MS support helped with excel plugins.
  • SQL Server Management studio is easy to understand
  • SQL server reports are easy to build
  • Running queries and retrieving data and moving it to excel is easy
  • Analysis services may be complex to start with
  • Integration Services to an extent
  • MDX queries
Yes, but I don't use it
Ease of use and over all functionality
SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
Its does not have outages.
SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
  • MS Excel
  • SharePoint
  • Cognos
Its is easy to implement
  • Hadoop
  • File import/export
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)
  • Javascript widgets
  • ETL tools
Cognos reporting tools
It is easy to integrate
Check the compatability
Easy to work with and knowledgeable
Support is available most of the times
Installation ,support
little bit of patience needed while dealing with support teams
Integration services may take a little longer
  • Query execution times
  • New functionality available
  • Data Storage space
  • Cloud technology
  • Improved Reporting services interface
  • New additions to analysis services
All the features are not available in free editions
Advanced features in enterprise editions.
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