What the available SQL Server Versions & Editions

As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, here are some of the recent versions and editions of Microsoft SQL Server. Keep in mind that there might be new releases or updates after this date. Always check the official Microsoft website or other reliable sources for the latest information.

SQL Server Versions:

  1. SQL Server 2012
  2. SQL Server 2014
  3. SQL Server 2016
  4. SQL Server 2017
  5. SQL Server 2019

SQL Server Editions:

  1. Enterprise Edition:

    • This edition includes all the features and capabilities of SQL Server and is suitable for large-scale enterprise-level applications.
  2. Standard Edition:

    • Standard Edition is a more affordable option for smaller organizations or departments within larger organizations. It provides core database features.
  3. Developer Edition:

    • The Developer Edition is identical to the Enterprise Edition but is licensed for development and testing purposes only. It includes all the features of the Enterprise Edition.
  4. Web Edition:

    • Web Edition is designed for hosting service providers. It includes core database features and is suitable for low to medium traffic websites.
  5. Express Edition:

    • Express is a free, entry-level edition of SQL Server. It's suitable for lightweight applications and for learning and development purposes. Express has limitations on database size, CPU usage, and available memory.
  6. Azure SQL Database:

    • Azure SQL Database is a cloud-based database service provided by Microsoft Azure. It offers a fully managed relational database with various deployment options.
  7. Azure SQL Managed Instance:

    • Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed version of SQL Server in the Azure cloud, providing near 100% compatibility with the on-premises SQL Server.
  8. SQL Server Big Data Clusters:

    • SQL Server Big Data Clusters provide a scalable and unified data platform for big data and analytics. It allows you to deploy big data workloads on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment.
  9. SQL Server Datacenter Edition:

    • This edition is typically used in a virtualized environment and provides the benefits of the Enterprise Edition with unlimited virtualization.
  10. SQL Server Business Intelligence Edition:

    • The Business Intelligence Edition includes the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Analysis Services (SSAS), and Integration Services (SSIS) components.

Remember that Microsoft may release updates, service packs, or new versions after my last update, so it's always a good idea to check the official Microsoft documentation for the most current information.

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