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SQL Server licensing makes choosing the right edition simple and economical.

SQL Server 2019 pricing

Editions

Open no level price (USD)

Licensing model

Channel availability

Enterprise

USD 13,748[1]

2 core pack

Volume licensing, hosting

Standard – per core

USD 3,586[1]

2 core pack

Volume licensing, hosting

Standard – server

USD 899[1]

Server[2]

Volume licensing, hosting

Standard - CAL

$209

CAL

Volume licensing, hosting

Developer

Free

Per user

Free download

Web

See your hosting partner for pricing

Not applicable

Hosting only

Express

Free

Not applicable

Free download

Editions

Open no level price (USD)

USD 13,748[1]

Licensing model

2 core pack

Channel availability

Volume licensing, hosting

Open no level price (USD)

USD 3,586[1]

Licensing model

2 core pack

Channel availability

Volume licensing, hosting

Open no level price (USD)

USD 899[1]

Licensing model

Server[2]

Channel availability

Volume licensing, hosting

Open no level price (USD)

$209

Licensing model

CAL

Channel availability

Volume licensing, hosting

Open no level price (USD)

Free

Licensing model

Per user

Channel availability

Free download

Open no level price (USD)

See your hosting partner for pricing

Licensing model

Not applicable

Channel availability

Hosting only

Open no level price (USD)

Free

Licensing model

Not applicable

Channel availability

Free download

Subscriptions and add-ons

Subscriptions and add-ons

Price (US$)

Licensing model

Channel availability

SQL Server Enterprise

USD 5,434/year

2 core pack

Volume Licensing

SQL Server Standard

USD 1,418/year

2 core pack

Volume Licensing

Subscriptions and add-ons

Price (US$)

USD 5,434/year

Licensing model

2 core pack

Channel availability

Volume Licensing

Price (US$)

USD 1,418/year

Licensing model

2 core pack

Channel availability

Volume Licensing

SQL Server 2019 Software Assurance benefits

Benefit

Description

Fail-over servers for disaster recovery New

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for disaster recovery in anticipation of a fail-over event.

Fail-Over servers for disaster recovery in Azure New

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for disaster recovery in Azure in anticipation of a fail-over event.

Azure Hybrid Benefit

Enables customers to use SQL Server licences with Software Assurance or qualifying subscription licences to pay a reduced rate (“base rate”) on SQL Database vCore-based options such as managed instance, vCore-based single database and vCore-based elastic Pool; on SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (including, but not limited to, Azure Dedicated Host); and on SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Failover servers for high availability

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for high availability in anticipation of a fail-over event.

Unlimited virtualisation

Allows customers to run any number of instances of SQL Server 2019 Enterprise Edition software in an unlimited number of VMs. Applicable under the core licensing model only.

Power BI Report Server

Allows SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers to run Power BI Report Server.

Licence mobility through Software Assurance

Allows licence reassignment of SQL Server 2019 to third-party shared servers. Does not apply to SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW).

Additional benefits for Server and Cloud Enrolment customers

In addition to the benefits noted above, Server and Cloud Enrolment (SCE) customers may also qualify for premium benefits, including unlimited problem resolution support.

Additional benefits for SCE customers

In addition to the benefits noted above, Server Cloud Enrolment (SCE) customers may also qualify for premium benefits, including Unlimited Problem Resolution Support.

[1] Pricing represents open no level (NL) estimated retail price. For your specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.

[2] Client access licences (CALs) are required for every user or device accessing a server in the Server + CAL licensing model. See the product use rights for details.

Note: SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters is being retired in January 2025, see “The path forward for SQL Server analytics” blog post for more details.

For sales questions, contact a Microsoft representative at (800) 426-9400 in the United States or (877) 568-2495 in Canada.

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