The power that comes with SQL Server at a glance...
August 21, 2018

The power that comes with SQL Server at a glance...

Rahul Kumar Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is an RDBMS (Relational Database Management System.) This means it helps an organization to store and manipulate their data. The way our company uses it is no different: it stores the company's large consumer user base. Our company provide services to our clients via our website, and maintaining that website consist of two parts: front end, and back end.

So, in my organization, SQL Server is used as the back end. This means all the work related to storing the date (e.g. using tables), retrieving the data (e.g. using procedures and functions provided by SQL Server) and manipulating the data (e.g. necessary update and alter statements) are all tasks performed by SQL Server and some helpful programming language.

It is being used not just by any one department, but by the whole organization. Proper functioning of a website highly relies on its back end, so SQL Server is solving this business problem for us, in addition to generating visual reports using services like SSIS and SSRS, which are provided by SQL Server.

  • It can store large amounts of data. Moreover, it doesn't just store the data, but performs important operations with it. Things like backup, restore, etc., are all handled pretty well by SQL Server.
  • It is equipped with different tools like SQL Profiler (for visualizing what's going on), SQL Tuning Advisor (for better suggestion of indexes, etc.) and also third party tools like SQL Search and SQL Code Guard. This really makes life easier for us.
  • SQL Server integrates to almost all the programming languages that work as front end for SQL Server, such as, C++, etc.
  • Services provided by SQL Server do solve some high business level problems using SSIS and SSRS.
  • Support and service from a company like Microsoft is another big advantage.
  • The above mentioned points are all strengths of SQL Server, as this one RDBMS does a lot of jobs, and with relative ease and efficiency compared to any other software in this sector.
  • In terms of resource utilization, there is room for improvement for SQL Server, so that it can cost less CPU usage.
  • There are lot of third party services like SQL Search and SQL Code Guard. Why is there a need for these if SQL itself can implement these necessary functionalities inbuilt?
  • Our organization is using SQL Server for its business, and we are quite happy with its ROI, so I would say SQL has positive impact.
  • Organizations have to invest money somewhere for the operations of a DBMS (database management system,) so why not choose SQL, considering its huge benefits.
Oracle is also a good RDBMS solution, but it is costly to train your workers on it, as newer ones tend not to have much exposure to Oracle. In that case, SQL becomes the best option, as most newly hired students know the functionality of SQL Server.

Morever, support from a company like Microsoft is a big deal, and integration of SQL Server with software like Visual Studio--which is itself a leader in that sector--all of these are advantages that lead us to choose SQL Server.
It is best for students, as it is free for them; students can learn a lot about databases using this. It is also well suited for organizations, if they are willing to pay-- and they should be, because it is easy and robust and takes less time to master than other RDBMS. It is definitely a useful tool for companies that work in the business intelligence sector.