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Microsoft SQL Server through Open Business
Microsoft SQL Server is available through the Microsoft Open Business Program. The Standard edition includes the functionality needed for noncritical e-commerce, data warehousing, and line-of-business solutions. Enterprise includes the complete set of enterprise data management and business intelligence features for the highest levels of scalability. Developer includes the functionality of Enterprise but with a license agreement that prohibits production deployment. Workgroup includes features needed for data management in an affordable and simple-to-manage package.
SQL Server 2012 Versions
There are 3 main editions of SQL Server 2012: Standard, Business Intelligence and Enterprise.
SQL Server 2012 Standard is the most popular version, providing basic, yet robust data management and business intelligence capabilities without higher IT resources required by the Enterprise edition.
Some of the new features for the 2012 edition include Windows Server Core Support, User-defined Server Roles, Distributed Replay and SQL Server Data Tools.
If you have large quantities of data or plan on having large quantities of data then SQL Server 2012 Standard is the perfect place to start. You can upgrade and customize as needed from there. At SoftwareMedia.com we have certified Microsoft experts on hand to help you with any questions or concerns you might have about purchasing SQL Server 2012.
SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence provides a powerful platform that enables organizations of any size and structure to develop and deploy manageable, secure and scalable business intelligence solutions. Some of the new features of SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence include PowerPivot, BI Semantic Model, Power View, Master Data Services, Data Quality Services and xVelocity.
This is the premium SQL Server 2012 version. It delivers superior datacenter capabilities for the most demanding business intelligence and database requirements. With Enterprise you will be able to run intense workloads efficiently, while simultaneously protecting your data. New SQL Server 2012 Enterprise features include SQL Server AlwaysOn, xVelocity, Power View, Data Quality Services, Distributed Replay and Enhanced Audit.