Editions and Licensing for SQL Server 2012


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This presentation is part of LearnItFirst's SQL Server 2012: A Comprehensive Introduction course. The video that contains this presentation can be watched here:


This slideshow addresses types of SQL Server 2012 editions (Principal, Specialized, and Breadth). Editions determine which features are available, maximum CPU/memory usage, how the services respond to events, and various feature-specific tweaks/options. Scott will address topics such as the new CPU licensing scheme, Client Access Licenses, the free Express Edition, as well as the brand new Business Intelligence edition. For those who do not know about the different editions of SQL Server 2012, or have questions about which edition to use, this is the video for you.

Highlights from this slideshow:

- Which edition should I use for large databases, TB-size, 500GB size databases, supports the most hardware?
- What is the difference between the Developer Edition and Enterprise Edition?
- What edition should I use for my small or mid-sized business?
- What do I get with the free Express Edition?
- Will future version of SQL server support 32-bit?

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Editions and Licensing for SQL Server 2012

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  2. 2. p. 222Chapter: Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading to 2012Course: SQL Server 2012 - A Comprehensive IntroductionCourse ID: 170Instructor: Scott WhighamChapter 03: Video # 1Editions andLicensing forServer 2012
  3. 3. p. 3331. Course Introduction2. Why SQL Server 2012?3. Installing, Configuring, andUpgrading to SQL Server 20124. Creating & Managing Databases5. Server Security6. Backup and Restore7. High Availability/Disaster Recovery8. Jobs & Automating Maintenance9. Creating Tables and ConstraintsChapter Listing:10. Writing Queries andManipulating Data11. Views, Indexes, and Query Plans12. Stored Procedures, Triggers, &UDFs13. Database Security14. Business Intelligence in 201215. Analysis Services 201216. Integration Services 201217. Reporting Services 2012
  4. 4. p. 444Chapter 03: Installing, Configuring, and Updatingto SQL Server 2012Chapter03• Editions andLicensing• Installing SQLServer 2012• Exercise 1• Exercise 2• ConfiguringSQL Server2012• Exercise 3• Upgradingfrom priorversions
  5. 5. p. 555Let’s start with a disclaimer:– Choosing the right edition and licensing ishard– This is just an intro class…– For full details, contact your VAR
  6. 6. p. 666SQL Server 2012 has:– New/changed editions– Very different licensing than previousversionsThe “depth” courses include much more detailon both topics
  7. 7. p. 777SQL Server editions determine:– Which features are available– Maximum CPU/memory usage– How the services respond to events– Various feature-specific tweaks/options
  8. 8. p. 888Editions of SQL Server 2012:– Enterprise– Standard– Business Intelligence– Web– Developer– Express– Evaluation
  9. 9. p. 999Editions of SQL Server 2012:– Enterprise– Standard– Business Intelligence– Web– Developer– Express– Evaluation“Principal” Editions
  10. 10. p. 101010Editions of SQL Server 2012:– Enterprise– Standard– Business Intelligence– Web– Developer– Express– Evaluation“Specialized” Edition
  11. 11. p. 111111Editions of SQL Server 2012:– Enterprise– Standard– Business Intelligence– Web– Developer– Express– Evaluation“Breadth” Editions
  12. 12. p. 121212Enterprise Edition (EE) supportsthe most features and hardware– Production server for large databases,and/or mission-critical data needs– Full support for all features of all servers
  13. 13. p. 131313Developer Edition is the same asEE without licensing requirements– $50 US, or is included in TechNet/MSDN– I will be using Developer Edition
  14. 14. p. 141414Standard Edition is the right choicefor most small and mid-sizedbusinesses– Large database support– BI tools and servers included– Fewer limitations on hardware than inprevious versions (up to 64GB of RAM now)
  15. 15. p. 151515Business Intelligence Edition* Image source – http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/editions.aspx
  16. 16. p. 161616Express Edition is completely free– Supports many features• No SSIS or SSAS– Has limitations• 1 socket or 4 cores per instance, 1GB RAM, 10GB database– Available from Microsoft here:• http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/editions/2012-editions/express.aspx
  17. 17. p. 171717LocalDB is new in 2012– Lightweight, single-database version of SQLServer 2012 Express– Deployed and launched by apps1. “%ProgramFiles%Microsoft SQLServer110ToolsBinnSqlLocalDB.exe" create MyLocalDB2. “%ProgramFiles%Microsoft SQLServer110ToolsBinnSqlLocalDB.exe" start MyLocalDB
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  19. 19. p. 19191932-bit or 64-bit?– Use 64-bit whenever possible– Future versions of SQL Server may no longersupport 32-bit
  20. 20. p. 202020Licensing has changed– You can license your SQL Server:• Per client• Or, per CPU– Let’s talk about each!
  21. 21. p. 212121Client Access Licenses (CALs):– Require a separate CAL for each device/user• Concurrent access only…– Works great for small departments/fieldusers
  22. 22. p. 222222CPU licensing:– Allows for unlimited connections per license• Ideal for internet/web uses– Licensing is now down to the core• Previous versions only required a license per socket
  23. 23. p. 232323More info:– Editions of SQL Server 2012– Features supported by Edition– SQL Server 2012 Licensing Guide– Licensing Datasheet
  24. 24. p. 242424In the next video…– Decisions to Make Before You Install SQLServer 2012“My favorite poem is the one that starts Thirty days hath Septemberbecause it actuallytells you something. “- Groucho Marx