Microsoft SQL Server 2016 was recognized as the backbone of many mission-critical applications. Microsoft conducted a study to find out the financial impact the 2016 SQL Server has compared to previous versions in 2012 and 2014.
Forrester conducted another study surrounding this server to find out the benefits, costs, and risks associated with investing in the Microsoft SQL Server 2016, by interacting with six customers.
Forrester classified the primary benefits associated with this investment into two broad categories:
1. Quantified benefits
2. Unquantified benefits
The risk-adjusted quantified benefits include:
#1 Great improvement in the performance of the database.
#2 Reduction in efforts by IT personnel to manage the entire solution.
#3 Costs associated with hardware and software was reduced considerably as business growth could be managed without any addition of IT infrastructure.
When looking at unquantified benefits associated with the SQL Server, it boiled down to two very important ones:
#1 The overall outcome of the business improved dramatically. This meant that better performance helped the enterprises in winning new customers.
#2 Companies gained better insights into their operations through improved analytics and business intelligence.
If your organization is moving from an older SQL Server to a newer model, there are many additional benefits that could be realized. If you want to find out what those are, check out the link below.