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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 offers customers the ability to run, grow and transform their IT to meet the most demanding business needs, and provides many benefits over comparable database products from Oracle, IBM DB2 and MySQL. Both IBM and Oracle only include a limited number of features in their base products and charge hefty prices for the "advanced" features, selling them as costly separate options, while MySQL is missing many key enterprise capabilities altogether.:

By contrast, SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition includes all the advanced features in the base product at no additional cost, significantly lowering the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for enterprise customers.

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Cloud-Ready Information Platform

Mission Critical Confidence

The next wave of SQL Server investments further help protect an organization’s infrastructure – getting you the nines and performance you need at the right price, especially for mission critical workloads. When you make a bet on Microsoft, you get more than a trusted platform; you get a trusted business partner and huge ecosystem of experienced vendors.

Breakthrough Insight

SQL Server will help customers unlock exciting new insights with pervasive data discovery across mounds of structured, unstructured and cloud data sources backed by Managed Self-Service BI, credible consistent data and large-scale data warehousing and analytics solutions.

Cloud On Your Terms

The next wave of SQL Server investments will offer organizations the agility to quickly create and scale solutions that solve challenges and fuel new business opportunity from server to private or public cloud linked together with common tools for optimized productivity and cutting-edge developer technologies—build once, deploy and manage wherever.

SQL Server 2012 Editions

The SQL Server 2012 Editions have been streamlined to better align with how customers are deploying applications and solutions. SQL Server 2012 will be released in 3 main editions: Enterprise, Business Intelligence and Standard. Visit SQL Server 2012 Editions to learn more.