MS SQL review
February 24, 2016

MS SQL review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft SQL Server

MS SQL Server is being used for internal business applications for high end database needs. It is also being used for internal IT tools and reporting. When a database is required and multiple options are available (i.e. Oracle, MySQL, etc.), Microsoft SQL Server is the preferred database especially for applications that run on MS Windows servers.
  • High end databases.
  • Performance databases.
  • Reporting services.
  • Ease of permissions administration.
  • Cost is too high.
  • Licensing is difficult to understand and is always changing.
  • As companies grow, transferring licenses from Standard to Enterprise takes an act of God.
  • SQL has gotten much better for DB clustering even across locations.
MS SQL is cheaper and easier to use than Oracle and works with more applications of small to medium size. MySQL is cheaper but not as available for many enterprise apps but that support is growing.
Sumo Logic, Goverlan Remote Administration Suite
MS SQL is best suited for MS apps that require a DB and apps that live on MS Windows servers. It is not the best usually for other OS platforms.