SQL SERVER DBA, Linux and Azure: Editions Of SQL Server

Editions Of SQL Server


There are different editions of SQL Server with different features. Which will provide wide range of options to choose from to match our business requirements.

  • Enterprise: This is the high-end edition with the full features. It supports systems up to 2 TB RAM. The maximum size of the database is 524 PB.
  • Standard: It has less features than Enterprise, but it is a good choice when advanced functions (such as data compression, compressed backups, indexed views, etc.) are not required for the business. It supports systems up to 4 CPU and 64 GB RAM.
  • Workgroup: it is suitable for remote offices of a larger company. It supports systems up to 2 CPU and 4 GB RAM.
  • Web: it is designed for web applications. It supports 4 CPU without memory limitations.
  • Developer: similar to Enterprise, but licensed to only one user for development, testing and demo. It can be easily upgraded to Enterprise without reinstallation.
  • Express: free entry-level database. It can utilize only 1 CPU and 1 GB memory, the maximum size of the database is 10 GB.
  • Compact: free embedded database for mobile application development. The maximum size of the database is 4 GB.

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