Microsoft SQL Server vs. PostGIS

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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 PostGIS?

PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.
Why do developers choose Microsoft SQL Server?
Why do you like Microsoft SQL Server?

Why do developers choose PostGIS?
Why do you like PostGIS?

What are the cons of using Microsoft SQL Server?
No Cons submitted yet for Microsoft SQL Server
Downsides of Microsoft SQL Server?

What are the cons of using PostGIS?
No Cons submitted yet for PostGIS
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How much does Microsoft SQL Server cost?
How much does PostGIS cost?
What companies use Microsoft SQL Server?
626 companies on StackShare use Microsoft SQL Server
What companies use PostGIS?
64 companies on StackShare use PostGIS
What tools integrate with Microsoft SQL Server?
28 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft SQL Server
What tools integrate with PostGIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with PostGIS

What are some alternatives to Microsoft SQL Server and PostGIS?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

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Microsoft SQL Server cookbook release – 5.4.0


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