SQL Server on Virtual Machines

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Spin up a virtual machine, back up your SQL Server instance, and restore it into Azure. It’s that easy to reduce your capital investments and optimize operational expenses by migrating your on-premises SQL Server to the cloud. Spin up a virtual machine, back up your SQL Server instance, and restore it into Azure. It's that easy to reduce your capital investments and optimize operational expenses by migrating your on-premises SQL Server to the cloud.

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SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Consultant
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"Dotnet & RPA Developer Also Backend Sqlserver developer"

What do you like best?

Sql server is database management system. It gives more security and reliable and permission access to the user.Even we can import excel,.bak,.mdf files etc.Easy to build queries especially storedprocedure,indexer,primary key,identity etc..We can used as a shared software in virtual machine with required permission to the user.

What do you dislike?

Some of the feature is not clear like cursor.As of now i haven't see the drawback in sql server some time the data will be crashed for some technical problems. But it has option to recover the data.But sql server as a backend database is awesome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sql server is one of the best technologies in maintaining DB related activities. In virtual machine it provides more security and provide the access based on the usage to the user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have virtually handled the sql server and easy to modify and add the table .It is easy to debug and can others easily review the queries and storedprocedure etc.I have faced more problems initially.while using triggers,cursors etc.For internal application i have to maintain all those activities and validation is backend itself..I have done within 24 hours to complete the validation in sql server without any error

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SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Babatope B.
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"The most seamless database migration I've ever seen in any IT software"

What do you like best?

No joke, migration of local SQL Database to SQL on virtual machine is "easy peasy:" simply spin up a virtual machine, back up your SQL Server instance, and restore it into the virtual machine - period! In addition, all the good stuff on your physical SQL server are available on the SQL server on virtual machine:

- Loads of tools and wizards that simplify tasks and help to get tasks completed without extensive knowledge of Database

- Query wizard with intuitive IDE

- excellent integration with other Microsoft products

- reliability plus performance

- easy administration, even via active directory

- Easy connection to external database

- additional benefit of optimization by the team that built SQL when hosted in Azure and also peace of mind that databases are highly-secured on the most compliant cloud

- Improve business continuity in the event of disaster by placing SQL Server Always On Availability Group replicas in virtual machines.

What do you dislike?

- Back up is a breeze, but restoration of large database is challenging

- Software consumes a lot of memory as the database grows

- Great for mid to complex projects, but inadequate for large projects such as IoT projects

- software can use more monitoring tools

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it! You will save tone of time and money.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have saved a lot of time in setup and migration of SQL servers. Also, we have saved cost utilizing pay-as-you-go service rather than building physical servers for our databases.

What Server Virtualization solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by User
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"A Quick & Reliable solution to your Queries"

What do you like best?

This software is greatly reliable and quick. Backup and data recovery is quick and efficient. Data analysis is made so much easier through this process. Cloud flexibility and access even when remote is an added bonus. It is also compatible with multiple file systems and easy to migrate to and from.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, not much to dislike. Licensing can prove to be an issue, but haven’t faced any software based issues so far.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don’t have to worry about losing data or files because of the great backup and restore features. I can also like the flexibility to run the VM on various platforms like Azure. Lower downtime than most softwares makes for easier analysis and results.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by User in Education Management
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"VMI SQL Server provides respectable service"

What do you like best?

SQL Server on Virtual Machines really allows for the user to take full advantage of a mobile desktop outside of their office environments. So many times I've found myself in need of data or the ability to pull from our DHW but I can't trust my server to handle the bandwidth or even produce results within less than an hour. This software makes it so seamless and reliable to have all the benefits of the office when you are remote.

What do you dislike?

It's nothing against the software but mostly against my company's excessive security about connecting to VMI and it's multi step process. Overall it makes it much harder when i have a bad connection to reconnect to the software b/c I have to restart everything. Again that's not really the software's fault, I personally blame my company issued laptops, but overall I wish something could be done about it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are really bringing all our of data and analytical capabilities with us whenever we may find ourselves. Whether we are at a clients remote office or at our desk at HQ, we have similar access and are no longer limited to the analysis or insights we can provide.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by User
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"SQL Server on Virtual Machines"

What do you like best?

Operating system choice – support for Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu Linux.

Cloud flexibility – Set up and manage your SQL Server deployments in minutes, and then scale up or down.

Tuned for performance – Meet your toughest demands with virtual machines optimized by the team that built SQL Server.

Hybrid connectivity – Get the most out of your on-premises investments, and take advantage of all that Azure offers.

Highly-secured and trusted – Protect your entire data estate with a highly-secured database on the most compliant cloud.

What do you dislike?

Mostly nothing to dislike. Functioning is pretty much same, when compared to desktop version. Spin up a new development environment in minutes, and only pay for what you use. Our SQL Server Developer images, including SQL Server 2017, provide a full SQL Server feature set in a free license for development and testing. SQL Server Express images allow you to host lightweight workloads (up to 1 GB memory and 10 GB storage) with a free license as well. Low virtual machine usage costs mean you pay only cents per hour, while using all the features you need for development and testing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improve business continuity in the event of disaster by placing your SQL Server Always On Availability Group replicas in virtual machines. SQL Server 2017 gives you up to eight readable replicas, which you can deploy to a fast-growing list of Azure regions around the world. Set up fast failover for database applications running in Azure, and strategically place your SQL Server replicas for peace of mind in case of on-premises failure.

SQL Server 2017 gives you the flexibility to run your choice of SQL Server edition in an Azure virtual machine, now on the operating system of your choice. Whether you choose Windows or a Linux distribution like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux, or Ubuntu, SQL Server 2017 will provide a consistent experience from on-premises to cloud. Run your Linux applications on the database with industry-leading performance and security for all your workloads.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"SQL Server running on Virtual Server in a Higher Education Environment"

What do you like best?

The best thing about running SQL Server on a Virtual Machine includes a few different things.

1) The ability to run a virtual machine snapshot prior to doing updates. This allows for a quick roll back if the updated causes issues.

2) The ability to run a backup easily and with just a click. The speed of the backups is far better. Restoring from backup is much better.

3) The ability to increase resources on the virtual SQL server is so much simpler. Adding vCPU's and vRAM is very easy.

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes myself.

Some people do not like getting to the server console via a virtual management server.

But, I see no issue with this personally.

In fact I can get to things remotely much easier than with hardware only servers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download you favorite Hypervisor's free trial and just simply test it out.

Read up on it in the many forums out there.

Watch some videos on it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can now do updates and other changes with more confidence and without having to worry about a crashing the systems. This is because we can roll back to a snapshot we made right before the updates or changes were made. And with much simpler backup and restore solutions we can get a backup easily before an update or change and if the snapshot for some reason fails we can do a quick restore back. Although, I personally have never had a snapshot fail.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Shah H.
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"SQL server is the saviour"

What do you like best?

I had to develop a utility to get status of automated jobs running throughout the day. So, SQL server came in handy and I wrote a SQL query to get the status of each job from the database.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike in SQL server. It is one of the better tools ever created.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting status of automated jobs from the SQL database so that our business (Spending account) could get the actual status f jobs.

Taking out the status of automated jobs in real time so that we can could represent in dashboard.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Internal Consultant
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"I have overall 6 years of experience in sql server"

What do you like best?

Sql server is database management system.it has more security and reliable and permission access to the user.Ever import the data from excel bak etc..is added advantage.It is the best software for backend work foWer all the project.

What do you dislike?

Some of the feature is not clear like cursor. As of now i haven't see the drawback in sql server.some time the data will be crashed for some technical problems.But it has option to recover the data also. It's awesome

Recommendations to others considering the product

Better to use the sql server virtually. Easy to manage and easy to review and do the development very faster

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have virtually handled the sql server and easy to modify and add the table.it is easy to debug and can others easily review the query ,storedprocedure etc..

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by User in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
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"SQL Server on Virtual Machines - Good Option depending on the criticality"

What do you like best?

Cost reduction, faster provisioning, ease for failover and disaster recovery. Great for doing development, migration, upgrade Work using snapshots. With proper performance tuning, we can leverage the features of virtualization.

What do you dislike?

Management is more complex on a virtual environment. Need to manage more things, the physical host, the VMs, System Center. Performance tuning is very critical.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Performance Tuning is necessary. Virtualization might not always be a good thing for databases in general because it may interfere with the heuristics of the database management system for data access optimization, which is designed to work directly with data storage devices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost reduction, faster provisioning, Low Downtime, Improved MTTR.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Zhu Qing N.
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"Fast and easy to use"

What do you like best?

You can just log in to virtual machine anytime and use it, doesn't take up your own space

What do you dislike?

The risk on having virtual Machines disconnected issue or unable to login to the machine

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to help me join tables and get structure data for easy analysis, it is easy to use and been helping me to analyze my data

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Chinmay M.
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"Sql server on VM"

What do you like best?

It is very userfriendly dbms and plus microsoft provides sql server management studio with the help of which one can easily design tables even without prior knowledge of sql server syntax

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike. I love this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it to create tables and connect it to our software we use at my organization.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Joseph d.
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"SQL Server for virtual machines"

What do you like best?

SQL Server in virtualized environments is a robust memory paging aware product compatible with flexible file systems for better integration.

What do you dislike?

SQL Server 2012 and above are an n-tier path to the cloud but not readily portable to NOSQL environments. XML integration is still poor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resource utilization. Migration efforts. Virtualization allows our in house data center to manage resources better during low demand hours.

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"sql server and queries learning"

What do you like best?

its good for practise and helping us learn many things soon.

What do you dislike?

the sql queries are being executed. there is nothing negative in it

Recommendations to others considering the product

YES ITS GOOD AND HELPS IN LEARNING AND EXECUTING THE QUERIES

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

its good for practise and helping us learn many things soon. We are running the basic queries and trying to figure out few doubts for the projects in our academics

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Executive Sponsor in Marketing and Advertising
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"SQL Server on Virtual Machines"

What do you like best?

As long as you've strong SQL background, it's easy for you to manage the virtual machines environment. It's intuitive for us to use.

What do you dislike?

It's only for structured data and it's not necessary good for unstructured and data science environment. But you can still use it as a sandbox or data mart.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been using it for remote user and data science team.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"SQL in a virtual world"

What do you like best?

Hands down the thing I like the best is the scalability and consolidation factor of physical DB into virtualized infrastructures.

What do you dislike?

Licensing can be complex and expensive when looking for scale-out solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Healthcare medical records with database encryption and replication, cost savings by redux of physical to virtual and ability for near real-time testing to production cutovers.

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by Consultant in Accounting
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

Easy to connect to sql server base and make it user friendly for others to databases at my company.

What do you dislike?

This product works how I want it to, no dislikes I can think of

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quicker to be able to connect to the servers in a secure platform and allows for audit capabilities

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"Easy to get up and running quick"

What do you like best?

Extremely easy to setup especially for windows machines.

What do you dislike?

There could be more features added to the SQL Server Express.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always make sure to check your requirements before getting a certain version of sql server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using sql server for setting up databases for our automation products.

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"Sql server on vm "

What do you like best?

The data fetch time is less, however installing might have issues and take more time than expected

What do you dislike?

Installing could be made easier, apart from that I have not faced any issue

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Batching procession with virtual machine gives faster data processing speed to the sql server

SQL Server on Virtual Machines review by User in Printing
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"Hassle free migration from local to cloud"

What do you like best?

there is a easy back up and restore facility in this, cost effective

What do you dislike?

Server sprawl and how to handle, manage and license the sprawl will be a serious issue, division of duties create problem between VM and local

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

creating web application,

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"Virtual machines, reality of the future"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of operation. It’s very simple, and just about anybody can operate.

What do you dislike?

There isn’t really anything I dislike about this software. Very simple and streamline

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing data held in a relational database management system

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"Gives us control of our data"

What do you like best?

Love the ability to have control of our data and customize while being in a controlled environment

What do you dislike?

Can’t be a bit slow at times because of connection.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosts our CRM which gives us workflow flexibility.

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