What is SQL Server? Everything you need to know.maxg
SQL Server is extensively used by many businesses nowadays in their database. Due to its importance, many questions arise such as what are the biggest differences and main features. In this blog you can read more about what SQL Server is, what you can use it for and the differences between the various versions and editions.
What is SQL Server?
Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS). SQL stands for Structured Query Language. Its main purpose is to save and retrieve data, received from other software applications on a different device, such as a computer. The data is stored in rows and columns, to simplify the visual representation for the user. The server is the foundation of your website and is very important for running it the best way possible.
What can you use SQL Server for?
You can use the SQL Server to save and manage your data. SQL Server can also be used to create and develop databases. For this you can use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). This simplifies the creation and management of your database within the SQL Server. The server saves huge amount of information about the users of your website, for example, whether they have an account. The database developer will use SQL Server data tools to observe and manage the server. For this you will need SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
Find more information about SQL Server licensing and CALs here.
Who uses SQL Server?
SQL server was built for managing and storing data. This makes it extremely useful for businesses. The server is primarily used by companies with a website where you can register and login. This way, the server saves all the information about the client, so that you can gather and manage the necessary user data.
Versions and editions:
SQL Server has several different versions, within each edition. The editions are:
At Lizenso we offer all of the server editions. In the table underneath, you can see the SQL Server licenses:
SQL Server Standard vs Enterprise:
The difference between SQL Server Standard and Enterprise is mainly in licensing. The Standard license, uses both the ‘Per Core licensing’ and ‘Server + CAL Licensing model’. The Enterprise license, on the other hand, only uses the ‘Per Core licensing’ model. This means that with the Enterprise version you can only buy the 2 Core.
SQL Server Standard has all the basic functionalities of SQL Server, therefore it is mainly suited for smaller companies.
SQL Enterprise Server, on the other hand, provides more features, which is why it is mainly suited for larger companies. Example of the additional features in SQL Enterprise are the financial tools.
Buy SQL Server:
If you are planning to buy SQL Server, you can take a look at Lizenso’s product range. If you would like to receive relevant information regarding software and future discounts, you can subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page. For questions regarding this or other licenses, feel free to contact us.