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.
Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More