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"The auto-backup replication is a perfect feature. That is the feature I liked the most."

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"It is easy to use and easy to perform a backup.""We've found it to basically be pretty problem-free.""I have found SQL Server easy to use.""The interface is user friendly.""The latest version supports for big data analytics. SQL Server's vector processing-based batch execution mode is now available to the entire execution of R or Python code. Since much of the work that tends to be done in R and Python involves aggregation, batch mode - which processes rows of data several at a time, can be very helpful.""Microsoft SQL Server is one of the better database administration software packages out there. It runs primarily on Windows Server platforms, but it can also run on Linux platforms.""SQL Server scales well.""From a security perspective, we have no complaints."

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"A problem we are experiencing now is when doing a backup in SQL 2012 and 14."

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"Its security can be improved. When you look at the Windows environment, it isn't the most secure environment. It is exposed to so many attacks. They continuously need to improve the security of the platform on which it sits.""The solution could improve by having more integration with other operating systems and other platforms.""I would like to see improvements made to the stability of SQL Server, as well as more analytics requirements.""Scalability of the database could be improved if it could handle increased volumes of data.""SQL Server could be improved with cheaper licensing because it's very expensive.""CAL licenses should cost less. Microsoft usually prices high for client access licenses. Server plus user client access license (CAL) licensing requires a separate Server license for each server on which the software is installed, plus a user CAL for each user accessing the server.""Additional interfaces would be an improvement.""The pricing of the product could be better."

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  • "SQL Server is a cost-effective solution for a small database."
  • "Pricing is reasonable for small organizations, but the scaling increases the price."
  • "We didn't have any licensing costs for SQL Server."
  • "We pay approximately $12,000 USD per month for both the server and the license."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
  • "Cost is a major derivative for any organization. It has a reasonable cost value, and its cloud support is also better than others. Comparatively, Oracle can do the same things or is even better in certain areas, but it is expensive. The cost along with the support are the plus factors for SQL Server."
  • "We have had to purchase the Enterprise version to the tune of a few hundred thousand dollars, which is just ridiculous."
  • "With recent releases, the Standard Edition (cheaper) SKU has some of the earlier version Enterprise features. SQL Express has some limitations."
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    I love SQL Server's Common Table Expression. In addition to that, I like its lead and lag functions. That helped us reduce a lot of code when comparing rows in SQL Server.
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    Licensing fees increase depending on size and performance. If you want higher performance, you should go for a different course.
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    The way SQL Server pivots data could be improved. For example, I would like built-in comma-separated pivot and unpivot functions.
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    Sybase SQL Anywhere
    Microsoft SQL Server, MSSQL, MS SQL
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    SAP SQL Anywhere enables companies to develop custom mobile and IoT application and rapidly design and deploy embedded database applications. The RDBMS solutions can provide secure, reliable data management and synchronization for thousands of mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and remote environments. They let business users work uninterrupted, even without a network connection.

    SQL Server is the Microsoft-driven relational database management system. This system is used to store data as well as retrieve it when necessary; these functions can be supported by individual users or by multiple users within a larger network. The Microsoft SQL Server has warehousing options, quality and integration services, management tools that are simple to implement, as well as robust tools for development.

    Looking at the more technical end of things, Microsoft SQL Server uses query languages such as T-SQL and ANSI SQL. Disaster recovery is one of the product's most prominent features, in addition to in-memory performance, scalability, and corporate business intelligence capabilities.

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    Sample Customers
    AOK Bundesverband, Surgutneftegas Open Joint Stock Company, Molson Coors Brewing Company, City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International, Wªrth Group, Takisada-Osaka Co. Ltd., Coelba, RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association, TALLY WEiJL
    Microsoft SQL Server is used by businesses in every industry, including Great Western Bank, Aviva, the Volvo Car Corporation, BMW, Samsung, Principality Building Society, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Insurance Company7%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    SAP SQL Anywhere is ranked 15th in Relational Databases with 1 review while SQL Server is ranked 1st in Relational Databases with 145 reviews. SAP SQL Anywhere is rated 9.0, while SQL Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SAP SQL Anywhere writes "Has valuable auto-backup replication and is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQL Server writes "Veteran solution with critical log shipping feature". SAP SQL Anywhere is most compared with SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database and SAP HANA, whereas SQL Server is most compared with SAP HANA, Oracle Database, LocalDB, IBM Db2 Database and MySQL.

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