Questions I often get asked :
- How big is market for SQL Server?
- Is SQL Server industry leader?
- Does learning SQL Server technology will help future career?
- Why did you pick SQL Server as your expertise?
I just love SQL Server.
Let us read following article taken directly from Microsoft, which explains why SQL Server is Data Platform Leader.
Microsoft is positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, 2008
Microsoft is positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems, 2007
SQL Server is the fastest growing Database and Business Intelligence vendor
SQL Server ships more units than Oracle and IBM combined
SQL Server is the #1 OLAP Server on the market
SQL Server is more secure than Oracle. Since July 2003 more than 100 critical Oracle database security vulnerabilities have been identified, compared to ZERO for SQL Server for that period.
SQL Server is best in price/performance for TPC-H 1TB & 3TB (non-clustered).
Microsoft SQL Server and Unisys are the first to publish TPC-E benchmark results.
Gartner 2006 worldwide RDBMS market share reports highest growth rate in market share for Microsoft SQL Server. With 28% growth in market share, growth is almost twice the nearest competitor at 14.8% growth.
SQL Server still number 1 in databases. 74.7 percent of enterprises are using SQL Server, while 54.5 percent are using Oracle databases.
SQL Server Manages the World’s Largest Databases.
Microsoft SQL Server recognized as Best Seller and Top Growth Best Seller by CRN Magazine.
Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com) , SQL Server Product Overview