MS SQL Server
May 25, 2021

MS SQL Server

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft SQL Server

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 unaware of that fact. So Microsoft SQL Server is a Database software. You (or the program you use) can enter all the needed information and then retrieve it when needed.

Pros

  • Holds data tables
  • Filters information quickly
  • Integrates with many programs

Cons

  • Installation is pretty complicated
  • Needs professional maintenance
  • Costs a pretty penny
  • Organize information
  • Retrieve information quickly and easily
  • Filter and sort information
  • Customer's information is accessible at the click of a button
  • No need for huge pile of papers with the info
  • Since it digitized it is easy to backup
The most known and widely used competitor of Microsoft SQL is most probably the open-source MySQL. If given the choice I would personally choose MySQL over Microsoft's SQL Server, mainly because it is totally free and open source, but also because it integrates better with Linux in my opinion. While feature wise I don't see any big difference.

Do you think Microsoft SQL Server delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft SQL Server's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft SQL Server live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft SQL Server go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft SQL Server again?

Yes

Some programs just require Microsoft SQL Server as the back-end Database, but if you have the choice I would go for one of the open-source free alternatives.
If you have a big base of Data, for instance, your customers' contact information, each customer's own detailed contract and layout, their tickets and service hours. You want to store them all in a organized manner and be able to retrieve any information quickly. That's when you use a Database of any kind and Microsoft SQL Server is one such Database programs which does a good job.

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