That’s a great report from CRIMSON Consulting Group, comparing Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 R2 vs. Oracle’s database 11g. Some nice quotes from the report:

  • ‘What is undeniable is Microsoft’s gains in the relational database management system (RDBMS) market"’
  • ‘The evidence shows that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is competitive with Oracle Database 11g on large enterprise deployments in terms of performance, scalability, reliability, and feature set. Moreover, it can offer notable advantages in terms of total cost of ownership and business agility’
  • ‘Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 offers better price-performance’
  • ‘Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 offers faster application development, easier database management, and superior security’
  • ‘Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 offers a more compelling choice for business intelligence applications’