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

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"We've found it to basically be pretty problem-free.""Technical support is very good.""SQL Server provides good performance. Most of the SQL solutions can be integrated and this solution is no different, you are able to link other databases. For example, we have Oracle running a Postgres Server and it is linked. It follows the ISO standard when it comes to commands, it works well.""The solution is easy to use and provides similar features to other competitors.""SQL Server is quite stable. And now we are using the Lattice 2017 version.""The most valuable features are ease of use and the integration with Single Sign On (SSO), as well as with other Microsoft products.""The interface for building the queries or writing the store procedures is good.""The pricing of the solution is okay. It's less expensive than Oracle, for example."

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

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"They do not offer the SQL Server Management tool via the installation. It is a separate tool I use when I'm trying to configure the mirroring with SQL Server Mirroring. This is not supported and I'm getting some errors on the database mirroring.""I am fine with the pricing, but pricing is an area that can always be improved.""You do need to have technical knowledge in order to install the solution. It's not something a layperson can do.""It would be better if it had more integration with other systems.""The product overall would benefit from the addition of better tutorials to help master the skills necessary to actually build a project database. Right now, what is available isn't sufficient.""I would like to see improvements made to the stability of SQL Server, as well as more analytics requirements.""The treatment of database storage could be improved.""The maintenance and tasks should be improved so as to reduce database files."

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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
    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 143 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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