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A relational database management system developed by Microsoft

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?

Companies
470 companies use Microsoft SQL Server in their tech stacks, including Stack Overflow, Intuit, and MIT.

Developers
423 developers use Microsoft SQL Server.

Microsoft SQL Server Integrations

Datadog, Metabase, Sequelize, Presto, and PowerShell are some of the popular tools that integrate with Microsoft SQL Server. Here's a list of all 30 tools that integrate with Microsoft SQL Server.

Why developers like Microsoft SQL Server?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server Reviews

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

Amazon ElastiCache
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
Memcached
Redis
Python
AWS Lambda
Amazon RDS
Microsoft SQL Server
MariaDB
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
Rails
Ruby
Heroku
AWS Elastic Beanstalk

We initially started out with Heroku as our PaaS provider due to a desire to use it by our original developer for our Ruby on Rails application/website at the time. We were finding response times slow, it was painfully slow, sometimes taking 10 seconds to start loading the main page. Moving up to the next "compute" level was going to be very expensive.

We moved our site over to AWS Elastic Beanstalk , not only did response times on the site practically become instant, our cloud bill for the application was cut in half.

In database world we are currently using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL also, we have both MariaDB and Microsoft SQL Server both hosted on Amazon RDS. The plan is to migrate to AWS Aurora Serverless for all 3 of those database systems.

Additional services we use for our public applications: AWS Lambda, Python, Redis, Memcached, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon ElastiCache

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Nicholas Rogoff
Nicholas Rogoff
at Avanade UK Ltd. · | 7 upvotes · 10.7K views
atNHS Digital (NHS.UK)
Visual Studio
Visual Studio Code
Newman
Postman
Azure DevOps
Git
jQuery
JavaScript
Microsoft SQL Server
C#
.NET Core

Secure Membership Web API backed by SQL Server. This is the backing API to store additional profile and complex membership metadata outside of an Azure AD B2C provider. The front-end using the Azure AD B2C to allow 3rd party trusted identity providers to authenticate. This API provides a way to add and manage more complex permission structures than can easily be maintained in Azure AD.

We have .Net developers and an Azure infrastructure environment using server-less functions, logic apps and SaaS where ever possible. For this service I opted to keep it as a classic WebAPI project and deployed to AppService.

  • Trusted Authentication Provider: @AzureActiveDirectoryB2C
  • Frameworks: .NET Core
  • Language: C# , Microsoft SQL Server , JavaScript
  • IDEs: Visual Studio Code , Visual Studio
  • Libraries: jQuery @EntityFramework, @AutoMapper, @FeatureToggle , @Swashbuckle
  • Database: @SqlAzure
  • Source Control: Git
  • Build and Release Pipelines: Azure DevOps
  • Test tools: Postman , Newman
  • Test framework: @nUnit, @moq
  • Infrastructure: @AzureAppService, @AzureAPIManagement
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Fabio Braga
Fabio Braga
Analista de Sistemas Senior · | 3 upvotes · 766 views
Microsoft SQL Server

O uso do Microsoft SQL Server na versão para plataforma Linux é uma excelente escolha.

Uma ferramenta de dados amplamente aceita e agora compatível com o Linux, um excelente sistema para servidores.

Eu optei por que está bem leve e fácil de implantar no meu compose. Fora o fato de ter escolhido algumas soluções que também usam o Microsoft SQL Server.

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Rob Dugre
Rob Dugre
VP and Co-Founder, Brillium, Inc. at Brillium · | 2 upvotes · 2.2K views
atBrillium, Inc.
Microsoft SQL Server

We've always counted on SQL Server as our database backend. It has served us well over the years. It isn't the cheapest part of our stack, but with the plethora of tools provided by 3rd parties, we have found an incredible and scalable method of keeping our data available and easy to maintain. Microsoft SQL Server

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Microsoft SQL Server

Our core systems that we integrate with are using SQL Server 2012 / 2016 database servers. We use database views on core system databases to help build our domain model. Microsoft SQL Server

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maxshenfield
maxshenfield
| 1 upvotes · 2.1K views
atArbor Health, LLC
Microsoft SQL Server

Managing script output and input, as well as data cleansing. Microsoft SQL Server

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Microsoft SQL Server Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Microsoft SQL Server?
Oracle
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.
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.
PostgreSQL
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.
MySQL
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
MongoDB
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
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Microsoft SQL Server's Stats

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