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Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft SQL Server 2017

We take a look at SQL Server 2017, and how the SQL Server that you know now runs on Linux with the new platform abstraction layer

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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Editions

The SQL Server 2017 editions align with how customers are deploying applications and solutions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The cloud can be a pretty ‘cloudy’ subject for most people – and with good reason. Here are some of the most common questions that we encounter from potential clients who want to make the move to the cloud

What Is Microsoft SQL Server 2017?

Our Answer: SQL Server 2017 brings the performance and security of SQL Server to Linux and Docker containers. SQL Server 2017 delivers mission critical OLTP database capabilities and enterprise data warehousing with in-memory technology across workloads. Customers will gain transformative insights from in-database machine learning with Python and R, plus rich interactive reporting on any device for faster decision making. Developers can choose their language and platform while container support seamlessly facilitates DevOps scenarios.

What are the different editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Our Answer: The SQL Server 2017 editions align with how customers are deploying applications and solutions:

Enterprise Edition is ideal for applications requiring mission-critical in-memory performance, security and high availability

Standard Edition delivers fully featured database capabilities for mid-tier applications and data marts

SQL Server 2017 is also available in free Developer and Express editions. Web Edition is offered in the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) program only

What are the benefits of Microsoft SQL Server 2017 with Software Assurance?

Our Answer: 

Software Assurance coverage helps customers take full advantage of their SQL Server license investment. With SA, SQL Server customers unlock valuable benefits including:

Microsoft SQL Server with Software Assurance - BENEFITS

By combining mission-critical performance, scale and availability of SQL Server Enterprise Edition with the benefits provided through SA, customers unlock the full power of SQL Server: 

  • Stay current with all SQL Server features
  • Access an unlimited number of virtual machines
  • Modernize to the cloud with existing licenses
  • Take advantage of high availability scenarios at no additional licensing cost
  • Extend their data estate through advanced analytics on Hadoop
  • Generate data visualizations on premises with Power BI Report Server

Does Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Support Linux?

Our Answer: Yes, SQL Server 2017 now supports deployment on RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). The SQL Server 2017 SKUs are platform agnostic, so customers can run the software on either Windows or Linux. 

What are the various Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Licensing Models?

Our Answer: 

SQL Server 2017 offers customers a variety of licensing options aligned with how customers typically purchase specific workloads. There are two main licensing models that apply to SQL Server:

SERVER + CAL: Provides the option to license users and/or devices, with low-cost access to incremental SQL Server deployments.

  • Each server running SQL Server software requires a server license.
  • Each user and/or device accessing a licensed SQL Server requires a SQL Server CAL that is the same version or newer – for example, to access a SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition server, a user would need a SQL Server 2012 or 2017 CAL.
  • Each SQL Server CAL allows access to multiple licensed SQL Servers, including Standard Edition and legacy Business Intelligence and Enterprise Edition Servers.

PER CORE: Gives customers a more precise measure of computing power and a more consistent licensing metric, regardless of whether solutions are deployed on physical servers on-premises, or in virtual or cloud environments.

  • Core based licensing is appropriate when customers are unable to count users/devices, have Internet/Extranet workloads or systems that integrate with external facing workloads.
  • To license a physical server—when running SQL Server in a physical OSE—all physical cores on the server must be licensed.
  • A minimum of four core licenses is required for each physical processor on the server.

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SQL Server 2017 is the latest addition to Microsoft’s data platform, with a variety of new features and enhancements that deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and richer, integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. Built using the new rapid-release model, SQL Server 2017 incorporates many features introduced first in the cloud in Microsoft Azure SQL Database. Furthermore, SQL Server 2017 includes the capability to dynamically migrate historical data to the cloud.

As one of Dubai’s premier Microsoft SQL Server Licensing Companies, Burhani can assist you to select the correct Microsoft SQL Server Volume Licensing Plan for your business application.

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