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SQL Server 2019 comparison

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Feature availability
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  • Feature supported Fully supported   

Features

Intelligence over All your Data features of SQL Server by SQL Server version
FeaturesSQL Server 2019SQL Server 2017SQL Server 2016
Intelligence over All your Data features of SQL Server by SQL Server version
Big Data ClustersIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Data virtualization using PolyBase[1]Included in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Performance features of SQL Server by SQL Server version
In-memory database: in-memory OLTPIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
In-Memory Database: Persistent Memory[2]Included in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
In-memory database: memory-optimized tempdb Included in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Real-time operational analyticsIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Intelligent query processingIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Intelligent performanceIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Availability features of SQL Server by SQL Server version
Always onIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Basic availability groupsIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Accelerated database recoveryIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Read scale-out availability groupsIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Security features of SQL Server by SQL Server version
Always encryptedIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Always encrypted with secure enclavesIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Data discovery and classificationIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Transparent data encryptionIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Backup encryption supportIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Encryption at rest and in motionIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Dynamic data masking and row-level securityIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Separation of dutiesIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Cloud Readiness features of SQL Server by SQL Server version
Backup to AzureIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Disaster recovery to AzureIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Optimized virtual machine (VM) images in Azure galleryIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Free asynchronous replication on Azure Virtual Machines for disaster recoveryIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Management and programmability features of SQL Server by SQL Server version
Linux supportIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Container supportIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Kubernetes supportIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Temporal tablesIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
JSON supportIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Graph data supportIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
UTF 8 supportIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Java supportIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
Azure Data Studio to manage SQL Server including support for T-SQL using notebooksIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Database compatibility certificationIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
BI and Analytics Support features of SQL Server by SQL Server version
Integration services managed as a serverIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Tabular BI semantic model[3]Included in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Master data services[3]Included in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Data quality services[3]Included in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Many-to-many relationships in tabular modelsIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
End-to-end mobile BI on any deviceIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) direct queryIncluded in SQL Server 2019Included in SQL Server 2017Included in SQL Server 2016
Calculation groups in tabular modelIncluded in SQL Server 2019Not included in SQL Server 2017Not included in SQL Server 2016
  • [1] For HDFS and Azure Blob Storage only(For SQL Server 2017, SQL Server 2016 only).

  • [2] For tail of the log only (For SQL Server 2017, SQL Server 2016 only).

  • [3] SQL Server Enterprise edition only.

Available SQL Server 2019 editions

Enterprise

Access mission-critical capabilities to achieve unparalleled scale, security, high availability, and leading performance for your Tier 1 database, business intelligence, and advanced analytics workloads.

Access mission-critical capabilities to achieve unparalleled scale, security, high availability, and leading performance for your Tier 1 database, business intelligence, and advanced analytics workloads.

Standard

Get rich programming capabilities, security innovations, and fast performance with Big Data Clusters for mid-tier applications and data marts. Easily upgrade to the Enterprise edition without changing any code.

Get rich programming capabilities, security innovations, and fast performance with Big Data Clusters for mid-tier applications and data marts. Easily upgrade to the Enterprise edition without changing any code.

Express

Build small, data-driven web and mobile applications up to 10 GB in size with this entry-level database. Available for free.

Build small, data-driven web and mobile applications up to 10 GB in size with this entry-level database. Available for free.

Developer

Build, test, and demonstrate applications using all the features of the Enterprise edition in your non-production dev/test environments. Available for free.

Build, test, and demonstrate applications using all the features of the Enterprise edition in your non-production dev/test environments. Available for free.

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