Votes: 0Posted On: May 30, 2017 06:05:47
The SQL Server Standard and Enterprise editions share several features in common. But there are also many differences, from Performance to functionality and importantly Pricing.
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition is no different. It stands at the front of the SQL Server line, providing the most robust and extensive database management product Microsoft has to offer.
Microsoft SQL Server Standard provides all database features with analytics and reporting capabilities. It also includes basic availability features and disaster recovery. Microsoft SQL Server Standard can build rich content management applications.
On the other hand, the Enterprise Edition contains everything that Standard Edition has to offer with lot more additional features.
Following are some of the advanced features that Enterprise edition has to offer
Enterprise Edition supports fine-grain auditing along with transparent database encryption and extensible key management. It also offers basic auditing, contained databases and user-defined roles which come along with Standard Edition as well. Additionally, Enterprise supports peer-to-peer transactional replication, parallel indexed operations and the automatic use of indexed views.
Enterprise supports up to 524 petabytes, but it can also support the maximum amount of RAM and number of core processors that the host system offers, compared to the Standard's 128 GB. So if you decide to scale up in near future, Enterprise Edition is the right choice.
Standard version lacks in features on scalability and performance compared to Enterprise edition.
In discussing the feature of replication, the Standard edition has most of the features including SQL Server change tracking, merge replication, and snapshot replication. Microsoft SQL Enterprise outperforms the Standard edition in Oracle publishing and peer-to-peer transactional replication.
When it comes to availability, scalability, reliability and BI, Enterprise offers much more features and possibilities compared to SQL Server.