Sign in SQL Server SQL Server delivers mission-critical performance across all workloads with in-memory technologies built in, faster insights from any data with familiar tools like Excel, and a platform for hybrid cloud that enables organizations to easily build, deploy, and manage solutions that span on-premises and cloud. Licensing editions Compare features in all editions to determine the ideal solution for your virtualization and cloud computing needs. SQL Server delivers licensing that enables you to more easily take advantage of the benefits of public and private cloud through virtualization and license mobility. Our new model provides simplified licensing, flexibility and innovation, and industry-leading total cost of ownership TCO. Simplified licensing SQL Server offers two licensing models: SQL Server offers compelling product features and capabilities within three main editions, with no costly add-ons required to run your mission critical and business intelligence applications.
As promised, here is my full report. This first post covers the basics of SQL licensing. My next post will cover how to license SQL in a virtual environment. Not much has changed. If you need to get up to speed, you can read my posts here , here , here , and here. There is only one major change … the Business Intelligence BI edition has been eliminated from the lineup.