Get basic data management and business intelligence capabilities for non-critical workloads with minimal IT resources.
Reduce OS patching by as much as 50-60%¹ with new support for Windows Server Core.
Easily manage permissions around data access to support separation of duties and enable compliance around strict data access policies.
Simplify application testing and help minimize errors with production-like application testing and configuration changes, and upgrades.
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¹The percentage reduction in patching varies and can be less based on the server roles that are enabled and the type of patches that are applied.
SQL Server 2012 editions are now offered in a consistent, tiered model which creates greater consistency across editions, features, and licensing.
SQL Server 2012 delivers an ROI of up to 189% with a 1 year payback period¹.
¹Total Economic Impact Of SQL Server 2012 Upgrade, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, March 2012
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