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: 2 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: 3 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.
Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory it can use, and in terms of what seems to be a shift in focus on the role of Standard Edition from Microsoft....More