databases

Rank

Excel vs MSSQL Server

  1. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    91% 9%
  2. This database has a low footprint

    84% 16%
  3. This database is very easy to get started with

    79% 21%
  4. This database has an unusual data model

    76% 24%
  5. This database has a very restrictive data model

    76% 24%
  6. This database can be a bit arcane

    67% 33%
  7. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    54% 46%
  8. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    53% 47%
  9. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    40% 60%
  10. This database is good for querying graph structures

    35% 65%
  11. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    31% 69%
  12. I am familiar with this database

    31% 69%
  13. This database is good for querying time series

    28% 72%
  14. This database has a very flexible data model

    24% 76%
  15. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    23% 77%
  16. This database has a good community around it

    21% 79%
  17. This database has a good story for replication

    18% 82%
  18. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    15% 85%
  19. This database is very reliable

    14% 86%
  20. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    10% 90%
  21. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    7% 93%
  22. This database has very good read performance

    7% 93%
  23. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    7% 93%
  24. This database has very good write performance

    7% 93%
  25. This database is highly scalable

    6% 94%
  26. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    3% 97%

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between Excel and MSSQL Server to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.