Microsoft SQL Server is a very stable, fast, extremely popular and affordable database engine. There is a tremendous amount of support and resources available on the web and from Information Technology (IT) providers. Plus, it’s relatively easy to work with.
A summary of Microsoft SQL Server summary from a recent Gartner report states the following:
Microsoft exhibits one of the best value propositions on the market with a low cost and a highly favorable price/performance ratio. Skills are widely available in the marketplace to operate a Microsoft data warehouse and there is an easy learning curve to acquire those same skills, as needed. As an added bonus, customers report that the integration and continuity of a complete Microsoft data warehouse and business intelligence stack is highly advantageous to time-to-value in delivery. Noticeably absent are any fears regarding vendor lock-in. According to our reference checks and discussions with our clients, worldwide support from Microsoft is extensive, encompassing partners, value-added re-sellers, vendors of third-party software and tools and widely available SQL Server skills.
Source: Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems
Microsoft SQL Server is tightly integrated with the Windows Server security settings. This allows for a quick installation on your existing server. Microsoft is a proven leader in providing a secure database platform.The SQL Server Management utility allows you to manage, backup, restore and move the database files. Maintenance plans and backups can easily be configured, there’s no need for custom scripts.
(Original article from Activate.com | 9.15.15)
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