databases

Rank

MSSQL Server vs Excel

  1. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    96% 4%
  2. This database is highly scalable

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

    92% 8%
  4. This database has very good write performance

    92% 8%
  5. This database has very good read performance

    92% 8%
  6. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    92% 8%
  7. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    89% 11%
  8. This database is very reliable

    85% 15%
  9. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    84% 16%
  10. This database has a good story for replication

    81% 19%
  11. This database has a good community around it

    78% 22%
  12. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    76% 24%
  13. This database has a very flexible data model

    76% 24%
  14. This database is good for querying time series

    71% 29%
  15. I am familiar with this database

    68% 32%
  16. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    68% 32%
  17. This database is good for querying graph structures

    65% 35%
  18. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    59% 41%
  19. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    46% 54%
  20. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    45% 55%
  21. This database can be a bit arcane

    32% 68%
  22. This database has a very restrictive data model

    23% 77%
  23. This database has an unusual data model

    23% 77%
  24. This database is very easy to get started with

    20% 80%
  25. This database has a low footprint

    15% 85%
  26. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    8% 92%

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 MSSQL Server and Excel 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.