Amazon Redshift vs Microsoft SQL Server: What are the differences?
What is Amazon Redshift? Fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service. Redshift makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It is optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions.
What is Microsoft SQL Server? A relational database management system developed by Microsoft. Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
Amazon Redshift can be classified as a tool in the "Big Data as a Service" category, while Microsoft SQL Server is grouped under "Databases".
"Data Warehousing" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon Redshift over the competitors, whereas "Reliable and easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft SQL Server.
Stack Exchange, Microsoft, and MIT are some of the popular companies that use Microsoft SQL Server, whereas Amazon Redshift is used by Lyft, Coursera, and 9GAG. Microsoft SQL Server has a broader approval, being mentioned in 478 company stacks & 443 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Redshift, which is listed in 269 company stacks and 67 developer stacks.
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