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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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 »
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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