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The most Comprehensive, Intelligent Database Platform for the Modern Enterprise

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard: Faster, Safer, And More Intelligent Than Ever Before


Industry Leading

Build mission-critical, intelligent apps for online transaction processing (OLTP) with breakthrough scalability, performance, and availability.

Advanced Security

Protect data at rest and in motion. SQL Server is the least vulnerable database for six years running in the NIST vulnerabilities database.

End-To-End Mobile BI

Transform data into actionable insights. Deliver insights on any device?online or offline?at one-fifth the cost of other self-service solutions.

In-Database Advanced Analytics

Analyze data directly within the SQL Server database?without moving the data?using R, the popular statistics language.

Made For Hybrid Cloud

Get a consistent platform and tooling for easier workload mobility between your datacenter, private cloud, or Microsoft Azure.

Faster Queries

Users want to access the data as soon as you share it with them. The Microsoft SQL Server 2016 comes with various such options to enable faster queries. Memory-optimized tables are compatible enough to support faster online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads with better performance due to new parallel operations.

In-Memory OLTP Enhancements

In-Memory OLTP helps accelerate transactional workloads with great coexistence and too many locks by moving data from disk-based tables to memory-optimized tables and by compiling native stored methods. It can also help in improving the data storage staging process by using memory-optimized, non-durable tables as staging tables.

In-Memory Analytics

SQL Server 2016 comes with more options to perform real-time analytics on speedily changing storage data by putting support for column store indexes on storage optimized OLTP tables. The resource conflicts are quite reduced now which used to occur between the two workloads when they ran simultaneously. When changes are made to a table, the database engine automatically maintains the changes for the index to ensure it stays up to date with the underlying table.

Analysis Services Enhancements

Analysis Services offers two different modes to aid in the rapid analysis and reporting: multidimensional and tabular. Both of these modes are present in SQL Server 2016 to improve the performance. The new DirectQuery now brings in a simpler and better query in SQL Server 2016 as compared to its previous versions.

Better Security

SQL Server 2016 has introduced 3 new features of principal security. It includes Row-Level Security, Always Encrypted, and Dynamic Data Masking. Thanks to the innovative client-side encryption technology "Always Encrypted", the instance of SQL Server never sees the unencrypted version of the data.

Row-Level Security

It allows configuring the tables so that the users will only be able to view the rows within the table to which you have granted access. This function restricts which rows are returned to the user, regardless of the application being used, by automatically applying a predicate to the query.

Dynamic Data Masking

If you have a database with sensitive data, you can make use of dynamic data masking to obscure some of the data. Unless you particularly authorized a user to see the unmasked data. Dynamic Data Masking is available to be used in SQL Database.

Broader Data Access

Due to continuous drop in the cost of store data and the changing number of data formats commonly used by the applications continues to change. You need to be able to manage access to historical data relationally as well as integrate relational data seamlessly with semi-structured and unstructured data. SQL Server 2016 comprises new features which support this progressing environment by accessing a wider variety of data.

Temporal Data

SQL Server 2016 supports temporal tables, which were initiated as a new standard in ANSI SQL 2011. Additionally, Transact SQL has been enhanced to support creating temporary tables and querying those tables for a certain time period.


With the addition of JSON support to SQL Server 2016, you can now support both the structures of relational and non-relational data in your environment. And can also choose a suitable model for your data needs and tasks.


It is now possible to use PolyBase in SQL Server 2016 to query the data in Hadoop or Azure Blob Storage and combine the outcome with relational data stored in SQL Server.

Other Features


Higher Availability

A world which is always online, it is more important than ever to maintain uptime and optimize maintenance activities for your business-critical applications. Running SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 gives you more options to better manage your clusters and storage.

More Analytics

Better and faster analytics features are integrated into SQL Server 2016. Improvements to tabular models provide more flexibility in designing models, and a variety of new tools which help you develop solutions fastly and easily.

Better Reporting

Reporting Services in SQL Server 2016 provides a more modern development environment, better parameter layout options, and two new data visualizations to its report developers.

Improved Azure SQL Database

Integrating new functionality into the SQL Database prior to the SQL Server, the development team can leverage a full test and telemetry cycle at a scale, allowing them to add features to both products more quickly.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard

SQL Server 2016 is here to take out the fear from you! Now you can have complete and optimized control on your data. It comes with new utilities like different data types available to be used such as JSON and Spatial Data. It gets you more equipped with the evolving data world all around you. Managing your database with the cloud is made quite easy and simple as it comes with some of the brilliant new tools like stretch database, migrating and managing the database. Now you can get the most detailed reports ever with the most advanced analysis SQL Server has ever had. Get the most out of your data without compromising its integrity - SQL Server Standard 2016 is the most secure version of SQL yet and can do a lot for your business data. Regardless of how you interact with your data, SQL Server 2016 gives you the tools to gain deeper insights, improve security and performance, and extend your databases in hybrid environments.

Compare SQL Server 2016 - Standard and Enterprise

Maximum Number of Cores24 CoresUnlimited
MMemory: Maximum Buffer Pool Size per Instance128 GBOperating System Max
Memory: Maximum Columnstore Segment Cache per Instance32 GBOperating System Max
Memory: Maximum Memory-Optimized Data per Database32 GBOperating System Max
Maximum Database Size524 PB524 PB
Advanced High Availability
Unlimited Virtualization, a Software Assurance Benefit
Transparent Data Encryption
Advanced Data Integration: Fuzzy Grouping and Look Ups
Adaptive Query Processing
Enterprise data management: Master Data Services, Data Quality Services
Mobile Reports and KPIs
Stretch Database

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard - 2 Core License - Unlimited Clients Download. Mfg Part Number 7NQ-00217 or P6L-00004

Product Description

SQL Server 2014 Standard - 2 Core License - Unlimited Clients Download Edition is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization. Quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and in the cloud. Backed by mission critical confidence It gives you basic data management and business intelligence capabilities for non-critical workloads with minimal IT resources.

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*Please see Microsoft's licensing documentation for more information on licensing SQL Server 2014.

SQL Standard vs SQL Enterprise

SQL Server Standard is ideal for smaller to medium sized businesses. SQL Server Standard supports 128 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.

Important Information

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Processor, Memory, and Operating System Requirements

The following memory and processor requirements apply to all editions of SQL Server 2014:





Express Editions: 512 MB

All other editions: 1 GB


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


  • 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 2014 minimum memory requirement. For information about installing DQS, see Install Data Quality Services.