It is not just the speed of SQL Server, it is the inter-dependence that is troubling. It is difficult enough to get funding to pilot a new database or BI project, made worse when it also depends...
The Case to Upgrade to SQL Server 2012Commented on: 5 years ago
(September 22, 2011)
It really does depend on how it ends up being licensed and priced. Most of the features end up only in the Enterprise edition - that gets ridiculously priced, especially when combined with WinServer...
The Microsoft Cloud BI Story, Dateline February 2011Commented on: 6 years ago
(February 12, 2011)
@kromerm - so every 2 years, an "announcement of another CTP feature" - that is progress? 4 months later (Feb2011) - and reporting is still not available. Too Slow.
And a hybrid approach...
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