Selecting the Edition
Selecting the right SQL Server Edition is another important consideration in the deployment plan because some editions have feature limitations and hardware support restrictions, while other editions are geared toward more specialized workloads.. The three main editions of SQL Server 2012 include Standard Edition, Business Intelligence Edition, and Enterprise Edition. SQL Server 2012 editions can be categorized as follows:
- Core Editions:
- Business Intelligence
- Specialized Editions:
- Free Editions:
- Express LocalDB
The core editions of SQL Server 2012 are the three main editions that can be licensed for production, testing, Q.A., and U.A.T. environments.
The Developer Edition of SQL Server 2012 is a specialized license intended for development purposes only and cannot be used in production environments. The free editions of SQL Server 2012 are light-weight ...