SQL Server 2012 Licensing Reviews and Views

November 8, 2011

Microsoft has recently announced the SQL Server 2012 Licensing. The main news is the new BI edition released with SQL Server 2012 which is positioned between the Standard edition and the Enterprise edition. You can read an SQL Server 2012 Licensing review on the Adatis blog which lists the pros and cons of the new edition and payment method. Amongst other things, they point out that: "The Business Intelligence edition strips away - Advanced Security (Advanced auditing, transparent data encryption) - Data Warehousing (ColumnStore, compression, partitioning) and provides a cut-down, basic (as opposed to advanced) level of High Availability (AlwaysOn)" I felt like I read mostly good feedback from different bloggers on the matter, coming from...