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"The initial setup and deployment are simple."

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"It is integrated with Microsoft tools.""I believe Always On is the most valuable feature. It's also easy to use and not very tricky.""I have found that SQL Server works very well in the Microsoft Dynamics environment.""We have many users, between 50 and 100 using the SQL Server product.""It is a typical database solution, and it is working well so far. It is easy to use, and it is also very common and popular, which makes it easy to find a support partner.""I like that the new version has a memory-optimized table to improve the performance.""The solution is very common. It's easy to use.""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."

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Cons
"We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning."

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"In some cases it is quite difficult, like the lack of ease of the replication and other issues. They have to improve on that. They do not have features like "always on," which is complicated.""Database support could be improved.""Additional interfaces would be an improvement.""The interface integration could be better.""In terms of exceptionally large databases, it doesn't scale as well as Oracle.""I would like to see the database become fully automated.""The scalability is adequate but could improve.""It would be ideal if the solution offered better integration capabilities."

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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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    Also Known As
    Microsoft SQL Server, MSSQL, MS SQL
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    Overview

    CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.

    CockroachDB is inspired by Google’s Spanner and F1 technologies, and it’s completely open source.

    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
    Baidu, Kindred, Tierion, Heroic Labs, Gorgias
    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.
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    CockroachDB is ranked 16th in Relational Databases with 1 review while SQL Server is ranked 1st in Relational Databases with 143 reviews. CockroachDB is rated 6.0, while SQL Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CockroachDB writes "Simple to deploy and the support is good, but better features for high availability are needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQL Server writes "Veteran solution with critical log shipping feature". CockroachDB is most compared with Citus Data, Oracle Database, SingleStore DB, MySQL and MariaDB, whereas SQL Server is most compared with SAP HANA, Oracle Database, LocalDB, IBM Db2 Database and IBM Informix.

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