Microsoft SQL Server vs Oracle

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Microsoft SQL Server vs Oracle: What are the differences?

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; Oracle: An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism. 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.

Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

"Reliable and easy to use" is the primary reason why developers consider Microsoft SQL Server over the competitors, whereas "Reliable" was stated as the key factor in picking Oracle.

According to the StackShare community, Microsoft SQL Server has a broader approval, being mentioned in 470 company stacks & 425 developers stacks; compared to Oracle, which is listed in 106 company stacks and 87 developer stacks.

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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.

What is 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.
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What are some alternatives to Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle?
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.
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.
MariaDB
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.
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.
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Decisions about Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Heroku
Heroku
Ruby
Ruby
Rails
Rails
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
MariaDB
MariaDB
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server
Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda
Python
Python
Redis
Redis
Memcached
Memcached
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Amazon ElastiCache
Amazon ElastiCache

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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PostgreSQL
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MySQL
MySQL
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server

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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How developers use Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle
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Brillium, Inc. uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft 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.

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Andrew Miller uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

Defacto, industry standard for backend relational databases. Entity Framework makes designing, migrating & maintaining SQL Server databases a breeze. LocalDB is especially helpful during development.

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David Flynn uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft 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.

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Olo uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

Main transactional database. SQL Server 2012 Enterprise with AlwaysOn Availability Groups for high availability and disaster recovery.

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Onezino Gabriel uses OracleOracle

Gerenciamento de banco de dados utilizados por odos os serviços/aplicações criados

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Adrian Harabulă uses OracleOracle

recommended solution at school, also used to try out alternatives to MySQL

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Arbor Health, LLC uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

Managing script output and input, as well as data cleansing.

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Satoru Ishikawa uses OracleOracle

データベース構成設計や実際のデータ操作など。実作業では9i, 10g, 11gを触った。

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Hyunwoo Shim uses OracleOracle

Oracle을 통해 RDB를 학습하였습니다.

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douglasresende uses OracleOracle

I'm expert database.

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