SQL Server is a reliable, stable, and easy to use DBMS
Updated May 13, 2021

SQL Server is a reliable, stable, and easy to use DBMS

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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is our organization's main Database Management System and is the primary back-end server for most of our critical business applications. It's a general requirement that any new application we implement has to operate on SQL Server, if it requires a database back-end. We have a great dependency upon SQL Server and it has not disappointed us.
  • Easy to use to set up databases
  • Reliable clustered instances
  • Maintenance plan wizards
  • Good UI with Management Studio
  • Good BI tools out of the box with SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS
  • It could use more/better templates in SQL Server Profiler
  • Lacks error avoidance tools when working in different environments (DEV/TEST/PROD). That is, preventing some code execution against PROD, for example.
  • Clustering
  • BI Tools (SSIS, SSRS especially)
  • Broad usage by software developers
  • Standardizing on Microsoft SQL Server makes it easier to share data across applications and for reporting.
  • It's easier to find people with SQL Server experience than some other DBMS.
  • Made it possible for us to implement High Availability on our own.
We stopped looking at alternatives to Microsoft SQL Server a long time ago simply because it meant only having one DBMS that we needed to learn and to support. If we were to implement other database solutions that don't run on SQL Server, we would have to spend more time moving data around to make it easily reportable.

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I have used Microsoft SQL Server in one flavor or another for two decades. It has always been a reliable database management system for running anything from custom, in-house applications to business critical Enterprise Resource Planning systems. There is also a broad SQL Server ecosystem available on the internet, which is helpful for development tasks, training and troubleshooting.