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SQL Server 2017 Standard + 5 CALs

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  • Perform queries faster than disk with in-memory columnstore
  • Perform transactions up to 30x faster with in-memory OLTP.
  • Up to 1 million predictions per second with Python and R integration

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Growing SQL Server—

Get to know the features of SQL 2017 and prepare for SQL 2008 end of support.

How to license SQL Server Standard


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.


Gives a more precise measurement of computing power and a more consistent metric, regardless of whether solutions are deployed on physical servers on-premises, or in virtual/cloud environments.

  • Core based licensing is appropriate when customers are unable to count users/devices, have Internet/Extranet worklodads 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 are required for each physical processor on the server.

Download the full Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Licensing guide

SQL Features - Standard/Enterprise

SQL Server 2017 Features Standard Enterprise
Scale Maximum number of cores 24 Cores OS Max
Maximum buffer pool size per instance 128 GB OS Max
Maximum Columnstore segment cache per instance 32 GB OS Max
Maximum memory-optimized data per database 32 GB OS Max
Maximum database size 524 PB 524 PB
Production use rights
Unlimited virtualization (benefit of Software Assurance)  
Programmability Programmability and developer tools: T-SQL, SQL CLR, Service Broker, JSON, XML, graph data support
OLTP Performance Advanced OLTP: in-memory OLTP, operational analytics
Management Studio, policy-based management
Two-node single database failover, non-readable secondary
Always On Availability Groups, multi-database failover, readable secondaries  
Security Always Encrypted Row-level security, data masking
Compliance reporting with SQL Server audit
Transparent data encryption  
Data Integration Fuzzy grouping and look ups  
Data Warehousing Partitioning, data compression, change data capture, database snapshot
In-memory columnstore
Adaptive Query Processing  
Master Data Services, Data Quality Services  
Business Intelligence Maximum memory utilized per instance of Analysis Services Tabular: 16 GB
OS Max
Maximum Memory utilized per instance of Reporting Services 64 GB OS Max
Basic reporting and analytics
SQL Server Integration Services, built-in connectors
Basic multi-dimensional models, basic tabular model, in-memory storage mode
Mobile reports and KPIs  
Advanced multi-dimensional models, advanced tabular model, DirectQuery storage mode, advanced data mining  
Access to Power BI Report Server (benefit of Software Assurance)  
Advanced Analytics Connectivity to open source Python and R, limited parallelism
Full parallelism of R and Python analytics and the ability to run on GPUs  
Machine Learning for Hadoop/Spark and Machine Learning for Linux, a software assurance benefit  
Hybrid Cloud Stretch Database  

New to SQL Licensing? Check out our SQL Server licensing guide to find out the features that would benefit you and how license.

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Trusted Tech Team has full licensing experts available to assist you in purchasing the correct licensing model for your needs. This is a digital download product that will be sent directly to your inbox. Whether you are upgrading your 2008, 2012, 2014 or 2016 edition, this SQL Server 2017 download will provide you with all database tools to improve your data and store it securely. Advanced SQL queries have never been easier with a new feature implemented in the most recent version called automatic database tuning - which will work towards improving notifying query performance problems, and will also recommend solutions for you. Contact us at or (855)-202-8140 and we will be happy to get you taken care of!

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SKU: 228-11033CAL5
  • Perform queries faster than disk with in-memory columnstore
  • Perform transactions up to 30x faster with in-memory OLTP.
  • Up to 1 million predictions per second with Python and R integration