Why SQL Server

Why SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a comprehensive database server and information platform offering a complete set of enterprise-ready technologies and tools that help people derive the most value from information at the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Enjoy high levels of performance, availability, and security; employ more productive management and development tools; and deliver pervasive insight with self-service business intelligence (BI).

A complete and integrated platform, Microsoft SQL Server brings it all together to get more value out of existing IT skills and assets, increase the productivity and agility of IT departments, and quickly build flexible, innovative applications.

Why Choose SQL Server

Top Reasons to Choose SQL Server


SQL Server 2012 delivers an ROI of up to 189% with a 1 year payback period.
Total Economic Impact Of SQL Server 2012 Upgrade, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, March 2012


Microsoft DBAs run more mission critical databases, when compared to Oracle DBAs.
Source: Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database: A Comparative Study on Total Cost of Administration (TCA)


SQL Server delivers six nines (99.9999%) uptime availability.
Source: Microsoft Case Study: Stratus Technologies


SQL Server is the most secure of any of the major database platforms.
Source: ITIC: SQL Server Delivers Industry-Leading Security, Sept 2010


SQL Server is the uncontested leader in TPC-E Performance Benchmarks.
Source: TPC-E Top Ten Performance Results


SQL Server delivers a 460% savings in annual cost of administration per database over Oracle.
Source: Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database: A Comparative Study on Total Cost of Administration (TCA)


Microsoft outpaced the Business Intelligence software market with 23.6% growth based on revenue in 2010.
Source: Gartner, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2010, March 30, 2011


SQL Server overtakes IBM DB2 to claim no. 2 spot in 2009 RDBMS license revenue.
Source: IDC WW RDBMS 2009 Vendor Analysis: Top 10 Vendor License Revenue by Operating environment, August 2010


PowerPivot was voted one of eWeek's Top 10 Technologies of 2010.
Source: eWeek 2010 Products of the Year: Messaging and Collaboration


SQL Server reduces downtime by over 20% by migrating an SAP ERP environment to SQL Server.
Source: Microsoft SQL Server TCO Study for SAP ERP Customers