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SQL Server 2012 Standard Download

Item #: 228-09842-DL
MFG #: 228-09842 or E65-00228

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SQL Server 2012 Standard Download Edition is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud, backed by mission critical confidence. It gives you basic data management and business intelligence capabilities for non-critical workloads with minimal IT resources.

This item is for the SQL Server license with CALs and will include your software.

Choose the Version of SQL Server That's Right For You


SQL
Server 2012
Standard:


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SQL
Server 2012
Standard:

OLP:
5 CALs
SQL
Server 2012
Standard:

OLP:
10 CALs
SQL
Server 2012
Standard:

2 Core
License
SQL
Server 2012
Standard:

4 Core
License
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License Model Server + CAL Server + CAL Server + CAL Core Based Core Based
How Many Licenses Needed for Physical Machine 1 License
per
Machine
1 License
per
Machine
1 License
per
Machine
Count
Cores to
Determine*
Count
Cores to
Determine*
Clients CAL needed
for each
client
CAL needed
for each
client
5 CALs
CAL needed
for each
client
10 CALs
Unlimited
no CALs

needed
Unlimited
no CALs

needed

*Please see Microsoft's licensing documentation for more information on licensing SQL Server 2012.

SQL Standard vs SQL Enterprise

SQL Server Standard is ideal for smaller to medium sized businesses. SQL Server Standard supports 64 GB of memory (per instance of SQL Server Database Engine). It allows for a maximum relational database size up to 524 PB. And has a per instance maximum compute capacity of 4 sockets or 16 cores.

SQL Server Enterprise is geared toward medium to enterprise sized businesses who are looking for high performance and scalability. SQL Server Enterprise supports as much memory per instance as the operating system supports. It allows for a maximum relational database size up to 524 PB. And has a per instance maximum compute capacity equal to the operating system maximum.

CALs or Cores Which Should You Choose?

CALs are ideal when you have a limited amount of clients and don't anticipate that number to increase very much. If you have a large number of clients and/or you are expecting your clients to increase considerably you should consider Cores. If you would like a more in depth comparison please see here.

Processor, Memory, and Operating System Requirements

The following memory and processor requirements apply to all editions of SQL Server 2012:

Component

Requirement

Memory[1]

Minimum:

Express Editions: 512 MB

All other editions: 1 GB

Recommended:

Express Editions: 1 GB

All other editions: At least 4 GB and should be increased as database size increases to ensure optimal performance.

Processor Speed

Minimum:

  • x86 Processor: 1.0 GHz
  • x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz

Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster

Processor Type

  • x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
  • x86 Processor: Pentium III-compatible processor or faster

The minimum memory required for installing the Data Quality Server component in Data Quality Services (DQS) is 2 GB of RAM, which is different from the SQL Server 2012 minimum memory requirement. For information about installing DQS, see Install Data Quality Services.