The purpose of this post is to cut through that complexity at an introductory level and then delve deeper in future posts. The previous release of SQL Server was commercially available in four editions: Enterprise edition Standard edition Developer The key difference here being that the licensing and product function of Business Intelligence edition has been absorbed into the Enterprise edition.
SQL Server Express is available as a free download from Microsoft, but it must be noted there are limitations on its supported system requirements. For an overview of the available editions and supported scale of SQL Server, click here. How are SQL Server licenses sold? The software licensing options remains the same for SQL Server as previously available e. Table 1: The major benefit of this option is that there is no requirement to try to quantify the number of users or devices accessing the SQL Server, be that direct or via indirect means multiplexing.
When running SQL Server in a physical environment, licenses must be assigned to all of the physical cores on the server. A minimum of four core licenses per physical processor are required, with licenses being sold in packs of two. So how many licenses do I need? The process to determine this is relatively straight forward: Ascertain how many cores there are per processor keeping in mind the minimum requirement of four cores per processor Count the total number of cores A total of twelve cores are present, therefore 6 SQL Server Per Core licenses packs of 2 are required Example 1 The Per Core option is often the preferred licensing option when: VM1 will therefore require four core licenses VM2 has six virtual cores A total of eight cores are present, but four are required for VM1 therefore bringing the count up to ten virtual cores, so 5 SQL Server Per Core licenses packs of 2 are required Example 2 Note: The following will need to be identified: It is recommended that you engage your Software reseller to determine which option best suits your SQL Server requirements factoring in server role, access, technical requirements etc.
Some use cases to be aware of As we have touched on here, there are a number of different licensing models available for SQL Server depending on the scenario and use case. Some of these may be relatively straight forward, others not so and the commercial implications could be significant. I would encourage open dialogue with the Database Administrators within your organisations to ensure there is some governance and understanding as to how SQL Server is deployed within your corporate environment.
I intend to delve a little deeper in future posts, but in the meantime some items to consider include: The role of the SQL server — is it internal or external facing Can the number of users or devices accessing the database be quantified?
Is access to the SQL server enabled via multiplexing? Do you have active Software Assurance on your SQL estate and as such access to benefits such as passive failover licensing? Is SQL Server deployed as part of a clustered environment? Did you find this information useful?
Network Security Analysis Complimentary with purchase ($ value) Microsoft SQL Server Standard with a two core license saves you and your. Jun 6, - SQL Server Standard Core, 3,, 2 x cores** User and/or Device CALs are also required to be purchased. assurance has catches i.e. it only lasts for a certain term and results in continual payments to Microsoft. Jun 24, - Microsoft SQL Server licensing can be complicated and even a little overwhelming at times. The previous release of SQL Server was commercially available in four editions: Enterprise edition; Standard edition; Developer to purchased one server license per virtual machine running SQL Server.
It also includes scale out options in PolyBase. In this article, we will explain how to install SQL Server step by step. You have 3 main options. The trial evaluation, Developer edition and Express edition. The SQL Server trial evaluation is the free edition that includes all the features.
It is a days trial, but you can buy an Enterprise or Standard license later. Use this version if you plan to buy a license later. SQL Server Developer edition is free, but you cannot use it in production. For this tutorial, you can use any of them. I recommend this one if you use it for development purposes or for training purposes. It includes all the features also. I recommend this edition if you do not have too much disk space or resources in your machine.
They are cheaper versions than the enterprise. The Web edition contains the features necessary to work in a Web hosting environment. The Standard edition is like the Enterprise edition, but it has some limitations like the Transparent Data Encryption, Partition Table parallelism, mirrored backups, online indexing, etc. I recommend checking the features that are not included in this edition to check if it is a good idea to buy them to save money.
For a complete list of differences between SQL Server versions, refer to this link. Once downloaded, run the setup file of the SQL Server installer. The Basic option will install mainly the Database Engine with basic components.
Download Media is used to install later or to install in other machines: You can choose the installation location. It requires 9, MB of free space. Once selected, press Install: While installing, you will find useful URLs. For example, the following SQL Server forums. You will receive good advice here: Also, it will show the GitHub which contains sample databases, code samples and more. The installer will install in the Planning section. There are many nice resources here like the Hardware and Software requirements to verify if you have all the hardware and software requirements.
In product key, you can specify a license or select a free edition. In this example, we will install the developer edition: License Terms will show the terms to install it. Accept the license terms: In Microsoft updates, you can verify if there are updates in the installer: The Install Rules will verify the Active Template Library, the registry keys and if the computer is not a domain controller: Replication is useful if you want to replicate your data in another server or another SQL Server instance.
Machine Learning Services In-Database. You can install R or Python. Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search used for full-text queries. Data Quality Services is used to enrich, standardize and avoid duplicate data. Analysis Services is used in Business Intelligence BI to generate cubes to create Enterprise Reports with a multi-dimensional technology: The Standalone does not require a database engine.
Data Quality Client is to perform quality operations using standalone tools. With this feature you can distribute the packages in different Servers to provide better performance. The master is the responsible for the operations and the Workers receive the tasks. Client tools backward compatibility includes tools to work with earlier SQL Server versions like deprecated tools , discontinued tools and breaking changes in SQL tools. Client tools SDK contain resources for programmers. Distributed Replay Controller is the feature in charge to administer the distributed Replay clients.
The Distribution Replay is used to capture a trace, verify performance, security, for upgrades or test environments it is like the SQL Profiler, but distributed Replay can trace multiple servers. You can install the Distributed Replay client to simulate workloads. Finally, the Master Data Services are used to organize your data into models, creates rules for the access to the data and control who is using it: You can obtain the JRE installer in the following link.
This can be useful to simulate and practice replications, mirroring or to have separate instances for different purposes. By default, you can install the default instance that is usually the Server computer name: In PolyBase you can now install as a standalone instance or using a PolyBase scale-out group. The Scale-out group is used when you need to query massive data and you need to distribute the job across multiple SQL Server instances.
There are account names created automatically for each service. It is a good practice to keep them. Do not grant administrative privileges to these accounts unless there is no other choice: There are two options in SQL Server to authenticate.
In the Data Directories tab, you can choose the location of your data file and log file. It is a good practice to have them in separated drives to improve performance and increase security for disaster recovery. For more information. Refer to this link. This is a system table used to store temporary data. Check our article to improve your database performance by configuring this database correctly: This is a multidimensional cube that allows creating fast queries for enterprise reports.
Another option is to Install Tabular Mode. The Tabular databases are dependent on the RAM. If your database will have several TB of information, the Multidimensional option is better. If you require Data Mining services, the Multidimensional option is better. For more information about Multidimensional vs Tabular Models, refer to this link. PowerPivot can be used in Excel or if you can use it in SharePoint. PowerPivot for Excel can be used to create your reports.
If you need to share with multiple people you can use SharePoint. You can add users with administrative permissions: Integration Scale-Out Configuration — Master Mode will be used to define the port to communicate between the master and worker nodes.
You will also be able to create the certificate here or use an existing one: You can also specify the SSL certificate here: You will receive a question if you want to install R. Press Accept and then next. R is a very popular language used for machine learning and other uses: You can also accept to install Python which is a competes with R and offers many useful capabilities Once that you have everything installed, you can verify the configurations.
If everything is OK, press Install: After min, you will have your database installed: Once installed the database and other components, open the installer. It will go to the SSMS web page, download the product: Once downloaded, install the product: Select a database. Right click and select New Query: We will run a system stored procedure.
The link will go to the SSDT web page you can download the last version here: In this article, we learned how to install SQL Server and learned about some of these new options and features. I hope you enjoy working with SQL Server