Microsoft SQL Server has steadily gained ground on other database systems and now surpasses the competition in terms of performance, scalability, security, developer productivity, business intelligence (BI), and compatibility with the 2007 Microsoft Office System. It achieves this at a considerably lower cost than does Oracle Database 11g.
Included in This Document
* Executive Summary
* Performance and Scalability
* Business Intelligence
* Integration with the Microsoft Office System
* Windows Server 2008
* Total Cost of Ownership
Link to the white paper.
Security is essential for the protection of your intellectual property and the trust of your customers and partners. SQL Server has proven to be the market leader in database security. Compared to Oracle 11g, it has fewer vulnerabilities, robust security features at no additional cost, and a vastly better update system.
Now that the Windows Server 2008 operating system accounts for more than two-thirds of all new server sales and SQL Server has become one of the most popular database products, independent software vendors (ISVs) increasingly see SQL Server running on Windows as the platform of choice.
An excellent database system is only as useful as the applications that are developed for it. Microsoft provides an integrated development environment that connects seamlessly with client, mid-tier, and data-tier systems. A range of new features makes SQL Server 2008 databases more accessible to developers, reduces development time, and improves performance. Oracle developers must use a wide range of tools to achieve the same goals.
Coursey: Abstract from Whitepaper.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)