Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Review - why 3.2 stars?

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Review
ITQlick Score: 78/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.2/5)
Pricing: 4.2/10 - average cost
Category: Development Tools Platforms -> Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Ranking:Ranked 8 out of 106 Development Tools Platforms systems
Company: Microsoft
Pricing: starts at $3,189 per license
Typical customers: Medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 pricing, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 14, 2020

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What is Microsoft SQL Server 2012?

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is a data management platform that can help users to create mission-critical applications and create big data solutions using in-memory and high-performance OLTP, BI, data warehousing and analytics workloads technology. The software can be used for managing both cloud-based and on-premise databases.

Microsoft, the company behind SQL Server 2014, was founded back in 1975 and is popular for their lineup of Windows operating systems and MS Office Suite.

What is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 rating? ()

The rating of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is 3.2 stars out of 5 and the total score is 78 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Microsoft SQL Server 2012's typical customers?

Microsoft SQL Server 2014’s standard edition is specifically designed for smaller businesses that are running without a full-time database admin. There is also an enterprise edition for growing companies to help them deploy, build and manage applications that span cloud and on-premises.

Is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 the best Development Tools Platforms?

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is ranked 8 out of 106 software in their category (Development Tools Platforms systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 comes with cloud-enabled database, core data management, faster insights across data, encrypted backup, IO resource governance and improved online database operations features. Users can start using this solution straight away and get easy access to both small and big data databases.

What are Microsoft SQL Server 2012's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 supports managing both on-premise and cloud based database
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 offers automatic backup and SSD support unlike other similar tools
  • The data management platformoffers simple conversions feature for in-memory tables

What are Microsoft SQL Server 2012's cons? (2 cons)

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 requires VPN to get high availability which can be a problem for some users
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 offers some advanced features for only Enterprise version users

Who are their main alternatives?

Couchbase and MySQL are the competitors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Couchbase comes with multiple operating system support, supports multiple implementation language and programming languages but doesn’t offer transaction concepts or foreign keys feature like SQL Server. MySQL is focused on selecting data and is popular for referencing data and data storage but is weaker comparing to SQL Server 2014 when it comes to deleting and inserting data.

What is the cost of Microsoft SQL Server 2012?

The cost of license starts at $3,189 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 4.2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

What should you ask Microsoft during a demo session? (65 questions)

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012's list of categories:

Database Management

Microsoft SQL Server 2012's list of features:

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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