SQL Server Pricing and License Cost

it_user79482
Senior Developer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
My advice is quite straightforward. If you know the number of users who really and truly need access to the Server then it is a no-brainer. If you do not know, then get the basic package and minimum licenses and start from there. Needless to say, users can develop/use data structures outside and then deploy onto the Server. View full review »
Недашковский Евгений
Senior SQL DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
This is a downside of enterprise Microsoft products. Currently, almost all of my machines are in Azure and I think it is the best way of licensing now (VM+software). View full review »
Aju Mathai
Database Architect at Huron Consulting
It is expensive, but you get what you pay for. Since we are a cloud-based company, there is AWS pricing on top of the SQL Server pricing. The Enterprise Edition can typically sell from around $1000 dollars a month, which is not cheap. Then, there is an additional one-time Windows cost, based on the code, which can go anywhere from $30,000 to $40,000 for the license. View full review »
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BethWiebusch
Sr. Database and Application Administrator with 10,001+ employees
It has the easiest licensing. View full review »
Gh0ce
Systems Analyst/DBA at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing and licensing is based on a per core and/or per-processor license. Try to keep these low, but keep it above four. (Four is the minimum number of cores.) If you are working mostly with OLTP, make sure your single thread CPU speeds are high. View full review »
it_user272976
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The price has been going higher and higher. The market is quite price sensitive. View full review »
Lei Liu
DBA,data architectuire at a tech services company
Migration local database into cloud View full review »
Rahul Kumar Singh
Software Developer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
The setup cost is high, but it will return every penny. View full review »
DenisMunger
Chief of Engineering at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
A licence might be worth the price to simplify management and speed up searches. View full review »
it_user540858
IT Technician / Support Supervisor at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Plan ahead, and make sure do not pay for something you are not going to fully use. View full review »
reviewer1030020
Programmer Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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