Build intelligent, mission-critical applications using a scalable, hybrid database platform that has everything built in—from in-memory performance and advanced security to in-database analytics.
SQL Server is offered in two main editions to accommodate the unique feature, performance and price requirements of organizations and individuals:
- Enterprise Edition is ideal for applications requiring mission critical in-memory performance, security and high availability.
- Standard Edition delivers fully featured database capabilities for mid-tier applications and data marts.
|Two main editions|
Server + Client Access
1Customers who require a massively parallel processing data warehouse have access to a parallel data warehouse through their Enterprise Edition core licenses with Software Assurance. Parallel data warehouse is part of the Microsoft Analytics Platform System.
2Editions sold in the per-core licensing model are sold as 2 core packs.
3Client access licenses (CALs) are required for every user or device accessing a server in the Server + CAL licensing model. See the product terms for details.