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Microsoft SQL Server

A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
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What is Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
Microsoft SQL Server is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.

Who uses Microsoft SQL Server?

1120 companies reportedly use Microsoft SQL Server in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Hepsiburada, and Microsoft.

13157 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Microsoft SQL Server.

Microsoft SQL Server Integrations

Datadog, Slick, PowerShell, Sequelize, and Metabase are some of the popular tools that integrate with Microsoft SQL Server. Here's a list of all 105 tools that integrate with Microsoft SQL Server.
Pros of Microsoft SQL Server
Reliable and easy to use
High performance
Great with .net
Works well with .net
Easy to maintain
Azure support
Always on
Full Index Support
Enterprise manager is fantastic
In-Memory OLTP Engine
Security is forefront
Columnstore indexes
Great documentation
Faster Than Oracle
Decent management tools
Easy to setup and configure
Docker Delivery
Decisions about Microsoft SQL Server

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Microsoft SQL Server in their tech stack.

Hi, I am using Microsoft SQL Server with MVC application and wanted to migrate the database from SQL Server to Amazon DynamoDB. I was wondering:

Is Dynamo DB feasible with a Dot.Net application? Do we store SQL DB dump file into DynamoDB directly or do we have any third-party tools in the market to restore SQL dump in Dynamo DB? Does Dynamo Db support replication?

Please let me know your answer.

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Farzeem Diamond Jiwani
Software Engineer at IVP · | 5 upvotes · 797.3K views

Hey there! We are looking at Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and New Relic as options for our web application monitoring.

Current Environment: .NET Core Web app hosted on Microsoft IIS

Future Environment: Web app will be hosted on Microsoft Azure

Tech Stacks: IIS, RabbitMQ, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

Please advise on the above. Thanks!

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I am working on a new project and need advice on which front-end technology to use. The back-end is all written in C# MVC and Microsoft SQL Server databases. In the current project, we are using the same technology stack for the front-end; we are using cshtml (razor) with jQuery.

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I am a Microsoft SQL Server programmer who is a bit out of practice. I have been asked to assist on a new project. The overall purpose is to organize a large number of recordings so that they can be searched. I have an enormous music library but my songs are several hours long. I need to include things like time, date and location of the recording. I don't have a problem with the general database design. I have two primary questions:

  1. I need to use either MySQL or PostgreSQL on a Linux based OS. Which would be better for this application?
  2. I have not dealt with a sound based data type before. How do I store that and put it in a table? Thank you.
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Hello, I'm very interested in developing APIs, but I am stuck with the decision of which language to use, between .NET Core and Spring Boot. Mostly I work with Microsoft SQL Server and Navision Dynamics. Please advise on the web framework to use between the two. Thanks.

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Greetings Guys,

I want to develop an E-Commerce app and a web app.

For E-Commerce App ( Cross-Platform) - Thinking of React Native instead of Flutter or Kotlin Multiplatform

For Web App - Thinking of ASP.NET Core

My thoughts -

a) ASP.NET is really good for a big enterprise-level application like Java. So it should be great for an eCommerce app website for large customers.

b) Since I don't want to develop two different apps for android and iOS, cross-platform will be good. Will save budget and time. React native is popular with its support and libraries. So it seems good.

(P.S. - I might be biased because I know ASP.NET. But will welcome your insightful Answer).

So Is it a good choice - for a web app and a mobile app? Let me know if you think I should use other stacks for mobile and web?

For Database, Is Microsoft SQL Server appropriate? Which database should I select - SQL database or NoSQL Database? Please provide another option apart from SQL Server.

(P.S - I know SQL Server is used for Big banking services. So it can handle a large number of transactions. If I am wrong, please correct me.)

Thank you in advance :)

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Microsoft SQL Server Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Microsoft SQL Server?
Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
Apache Aurora
Apache Aurora is a service scheduler that runs on top of Mesos, enabling you to run long-running services that take advantage of Mesos' scalability, fault-tolerance, and resource isolation.
Microsoft Access
It is an easy-to-use tool for creating business applications, from templates or from scratch. With its rich and intuitive design tools, it can help you create appealing and highly functional applications in a minimal amount of time.
Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.
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