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Microsoft SQL Server

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Relational database management system for data analytics

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Microsoft SQL Server FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft SQL Server offer?

Microsoft SQL Server has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $13748.00
Pricing model: One Time License, Free, Open Source
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft SQL Server has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Microsoft SQL Server support?

Microsoft SQL Server supports the following languages:
English, French


Q. Does Microsoft SQL Server offer an API?

Yes, Microsoft SQL Server has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Microsoft SQL Server integrate with?

Microsoft SQL Server integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft Azure, MySQL


Q. What level of support does Microsoft SQL Server offer?

Microsoft SQL Server offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Chat, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

Microsoft SQL Server product overview

Price starts from

13748

One-time payment

Flat Rate

What is Microsoft SQL Server?

SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDMS) designed to help businesses of all sizes analyze structured or unstructured data across various data environments including Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, MySQL, and more. It enables administrators to track the performance of databases, monitor data lakes, and handle data warehousing operations on a unified platform.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Chat
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Webinars
Videos

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Microsoft SQL Server features

Functionality

4.6

/5

1.9K

Total features

29

3 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Reporting/Analytics
Access Controls/Permissions
Data Import/Export
Reporting & Statistics
Data Visualization
Dashboard
Collaboration Tools

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Microsoft SQL Server users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

1.9K

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.71/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
This is a great way to leverage your data to get better metrics and results. The world is driven by data these days and this is a great way to leverage that.
Very good - SQL Server have so far been a joy to work with. Along with T-SQL support and Azure integration, we're very happy with its performance and environment, including cool data visualization.
I like that it's really stable and it doesn't consume a lot of resources. It's easy to use, highly customizable, and the performance is great.
Cons
For instance, rather than receiving a syntax error, you can receive a weird message if you forget to include a comma while listing the fields you are asking for.
What I don't like most about this is that the error messages can be lacking sometimes leaving you puzzled as to what actually occurred.
For example if you miss a comma while listing out the fields you are querying for you can get a strange error rather than a syntax error.

Overall rating contenders

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Lew N.

Director of Information Technology

Farming, 51-200 employees

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Microsoft SQL Server Review: SQL Server Helps Us Grow

Reviewed a month ago

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Altaf A.

Integration Consultant

Government Administration, 10,001+ employees

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Top choose for relational database

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Prabhu S.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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All time market leader

Reviewed 4 years ago

When comes to business critical it can consume the raw data, process it and provide to the user understandable format. More than decades, this software providing tremendous help to business to evolve and reach their goals by fetching data from any formate and load it into structured form and with help of powerful Tsql query languge we able to fetch the right data from database. We can also connect with any visualization tool to provide the better UI(Power BI) to users to take right decision.

Pros

1. Optimized storage and querying business critical data. 2. Powerful Tsql Query language. 3. Query execution plan to predict and optimize the data. 4. Query profiler to find out anomaly and query latency.

Cons

1. We need to take care of all patching works. 2. We need to take care of all infrastructure scalability(RAM,HDD and IO etc) 3. Server maintenance and outrage time is high.

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Lasha M.

Hospital & Health Care, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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One of the best DB management systems.

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've been using SQL Server for a few years and I haven't had any problems with it except for partitioning. It's very optimized and stable and due to it being free - it's an amazing choice for small and medium enterprises.

Pros

MSSQL comes jam-packed with features. It's standard library is enough to cover the needs of a small enterprise. It is also very stable and can handle large amounts of database exceedingly well. However, my favorite tool is the built-in scripting language - T-SQL. It is very powerful and flexible and lets you do anything you might need.

Cons

SQL Server takes up a lot of computing resource. We have a small data warehouse and yet it takes up over 1 TB. Views are not as useful as in Oracle. For example, partitioning a fact table by multiple columns is impossible without a workaround.

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Sergio R A.

Internet, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good RDBMS

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Very easy to implement and integrate with other systems.

Cons

MS SQL Server consumes almost all compute resourses

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Lew N.

Farming, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft SQL Server - the heart of our organization

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

In a Windows Server world, MS SQL Server integrates easily on top of Windows Servers and is very easy to use if you have any SQL experience. The power it gives in a data-centric world is what I like most!

Cons

It is somewhat cumbersome to get data from a SQL query grid easily into an Excel format.

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Giorgi K.

Banking, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great database system for any purpose

Reviewed 5 years ago

We use SQL Server for a data warehouse project in a large bank. It stores thousands of tables and terabytes of data, so it's mandatory for DBMS to run smoothly. SQL server does its job extremely well.

Pros

SQL server is packed with features. It was a very fun job to implement it and using it is even better. Runs well, built-in tools are useful and plenty.

Cons

It takes up quite a bit of resources. Sometimes, tech support isn't very helpful. Otherwise, it's good.

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