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Microsoft SQL Server

4.6
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Relational database management system for data analytics

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Microsoft SQL Server Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

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

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

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Q. What languages does Microsoft SQL Server support?

Microsoft SQL Server supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does Microsoft SQL Server offer an API?

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

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

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

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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

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Microsoft SQL Server pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

1.7K

Starting from

13748

One-time payment

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Microsoft SQL Server features

Functionality

4.6

/5

1.7K

Total features

36

3 categories

Most valued features by users

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

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Microsoft SQL Server users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

1.7K

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.7/10
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.

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Altaf A.

Integration Consultant

Government Administration, 10,001+ employees

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Overall Rating

Top choose for relational database

Reviewed a year ago

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Andrea O.

Product Support Analyst

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

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Ease of Maintaining a Server

Reviewed a year ago

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Ramon M.

Verified reviewer

Automotive, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Great database manager

Reviewed 11 days ago

It is a great tool, it meets everything I need for my database

Pros

What I like about this application is its ease of use, it helps me keep my work environment organized, in addition to the fact that it is constantly being updated, a great database tool, it meets everything I am looking for, great speed, It can make my servers lighter, it is a great option for people who want to start with a small company and also to be able to expand.

Cons

So far I can't find anything I don't like in this app.

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juan jose v.

Aviation & Aerospace, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Microsoft SQL Server for Business

Reviewed 19 days ago

I have 5 years working with Microsoft SQL Server, I have adapted well, I like the functionality it has, the practical way in which you can perform queries, scheduled tasks for my daily and weekly backups are excellent, accompanied by the crystal report, works great, I tried to try other database managers like ORACLE, but I think it is better Microsoft SQL server, to this day, I prefer to work with it.

Pros

Personally, I like that the application is easy to use, obviously if you already have time using it and you are familiar with the concepts and terms used, the tools to create backups or schedule tasks to run on specific dates and times is quite good, the price is affordable not too expensive unlike oracle.

Cons

to install it is a bit time consuming, since you have to configure it on the fly, it does not bring any preconfigured default settings, this takes a little time to the user, to migrate to other operating systems other than windows, you have to make other extra configurations.

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Wilmer Josué G.

Libraries, 1-10 employees

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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SQL Server as a primary tool for developers

Reviewed a year ago

I have been using SQL server since the first periods of college in my programming classes, as a storage of information I have been taught its practical use both personally and for program development in companies. I find it a very useful and versatile tool, it is used with ease as long as the developer has studied enough information about sql server because a novice and a pro can delete by mistake a whole database, you have to be careful because there are no request messages to deny the deletion. To use the tool I recommend to practice a lot and to comment the coding.

Pros

What I liked about the tool is the practical use it has, it can be used by novices in an easy way, as long as someone teaches them the basics, it is very useful on a daily basis due to the management of databases and their respective migration to other platforms. The management of the information becomes useful, it is versatile to changes before, during and after the development of the project.

Cons

What I liked least is the interface and the work area because when moving a part of that interface it is not very intuitive to place it to the default place, I have had problems with that and also that for processes of adding data I find the work space very small.

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Carlos David M.

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Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Microsoft RDBMS Solution

Reviewed 3 months ago

Whenever I need to rely on a robust DBMS for any of my platforms, provided that my clients have the financial muscle to support it, I always recommend going with SQL Server. So, in that sense, I can say that my overall experience is remarkable all over the years I have been deploying solutions backed up by this Database System.

Pros

Among the most interesting features of Microsoft SQL Server we can disclose the following: Robust & Secure System Easy to Deploy Performance+ Integration with Public Cloud such as Microsoft Azure

Cons

As many of Microsoft Premium products, SQL Server license is really expensive.

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Guillermo B.

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A good choice as a database manager, but it can be improved.

Reviewed a month ago

It is good software, as I mentioned before. It syncs well with other Microsoft tools. In almost 2 years of use, I feel comfortable when working with this software. I hope that the improvements I mention in the negative points will be included. Otherwise excellent.

Pros

I like that it allows me to use my Windows login credentials as user authentication to connect to the server. Plus it integrates easily with other Microsoft programs such as Visual Studio 2022, Business Intelligence tools, etc. I am a Software Engineering student, and I have been testing many database managers. Of all the ones I have used Microsoft SQL Server is the easiest to install and very intuitive regarding the use of its tools. In addition to being a student, I give small tutorials on how to use the software, such as tips for new users, and database backup.

Cons

I don't have much to criticize in this space. For me, the Software is very complete. But if I would like you to implement a dark theme throughout the interface, it would be very helpful to rest your eyes and avoid fatigue after hours of work.

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