Buy pre-owned Microsoft SQL Server licenses
Microsoft SQL Server is the most popular database storage tool on the market. This software helps companies to analyse business data: sales volume, customers, even stock forecasts in broad strokes according to market developments.
In this way, Microsoft SQL Server helps us to plan and develop market strategies with the help of company and market data, with the aim of being more competitive and adapting to fluctuating customer interests.
Used Microsoft SQL Server licences are available in various versions, so you can buy used Microsoft SQL Server 2019, 2017 and 2016 licences.
There are two types of Microsoft SQL Server licenses, per core or per Server. Based on the number of users using the SQL program you will need one or the other. For example, if you need a license and many users, it will be cheaper to buy core licenses.
The majority of companies in the technological world need to use a database program, to make analytical predictions of information and security.
SQL Server allows information to be shared between computers on the same network, while maintaining data confidentiality at all times.
Microsoft SQL Server is one of the programs with the greatest analysis capacity on the market, processing data at high speed and the ability to interpret large volumes of data.
Comparison between SQL Server 2022, 2019 and 2017
Some of the following features may only be available for a particular version, such as being available on SQL Server 2019 Enterprise and not available on SQL Server 2019 standard; or only with certain contracted services not included.
|SQL SERVER 2022||SQL SERVER 2019||SQL SERVER 2017|
|Intelligence across all your data|
|Data virtualization using PolyBase||Included||Included||Included|
|Data virtualization for any data lake||Included|
|Object storage backup and restore||Included|
|Azure Synapse Link||Included|
|In-memory database: in-memory OLTP||Included||Included||Included|
|In-Memory Database: Persistent Memory||Included||Included||Included|
|In-memory database: memory-optimized tempdb||Included||Included|
|Real-time operational analytics||Included||Included||Included|
|Intelligent query processing||Included||Included||Included|
|Buffer pool parallel scan||Included|
|Query Store on by default with replica support||Included|
|Query Store hints||Included|
|Integrated acceleration & offloading||Included|
|Hybrid buffer pool with direct write||Included|
|Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) 512 extension to improve batch mode operations||Included|
|Always on ||Included||Included||Included|
|Accelerated database recovery ||Included||Included|
|Read scale-out availability groups||Included||Included||Included|
|Large memory and concurrency scalability||Included|
|Multi-write replication ||Included|
|Link to Azure SQL Managed Instance - replicas ||Included||Included||Included|
|Link to Azure SQL Managed Instance - unidirectional||Included||Included||Included|
|Link to Azure SQL Managed Instance - bidirectional||Included|
|Contained availability group ||Included|
|Always encrypted with secure enclaves||Included||Included|
|Data discovery and classification||Included||Included|
|Transparent data encryption ||Included||Included||Included|
|Backup encryption support ||Included||Included||Included|
|Encryption at rest and in motion ||Included||Included||Included|
|Dynamic data masking and row-level security ||Included||Included||Included|
|Azure Active Directory authentication||Included|
|Microsoft Defender for SQL ||Included||Included||Included|
|Microsoft Purview Integration data owner policies ||Included|
|SQL Ledger ||Included|
|Support for PFX certificates and other cryptographic enhancements ||Included|
|MS-TDS 8.0 protocol and TLS 1.3 ||Included|
|Management and programmability|
|Linux support ||Included||Included||Included|
|Container support ||Included||Included||Included|
|Kubernetes support ||Included||Included|
|Temporal tables ||Included||Included||Included|
|JSON support ||Included||Included||Included|
|Graph data support ||Included||Included||Included|
|UTF 8 support ||Included||Included|
|Java support ||Included||Included|
|Azure Data Studio to manage SQL Server including support for T-SQL using notebooks ||Included||Included||Included|
|Database compatibility certification ||Included||Included||Included|
|Bit manipulation functions ||Included|
|Time series support ||Included|
|BI and Analytics Support|
|Integration services managed as a server ||Included||Included||Included|
|Tabular BI semantic model||Included||Included||Included|
|Master data services||Included||Included||Included|
|Data quality services||Included||Included||Included|
|Many-to-many relationships in tabular models||Included||Included|
|End-to-end mobile BI on any device||Included||Included||Included|
|SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) direct query||Included||Included||Included|
|Calculation groups in tabular model||Included||Included|
Are there any differences between SQL Server 2019, 2017 or 2016?
The main difference is the expiration of Microsoft’s support. For example, the licence for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 has already expired, although you will still have access to the platform’s functionality. Microsoft SQL Server 2017 expires support in 2022 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019 extends to 2030.
Differences between Microsoft SQL Server Standard and Enterprise
The SQL Server functionalities of the different variants are mainly based on the addition of additional applications: Enterprise Data Management, Advanced Security, ACBI.
|SQL Server Enterprise 2019||SQL Server Standard 2019|
|Processor||1,4 GHz||1,4 GHz|
|Available disk space||4 Gb||4 Gb|
|Big Data Cluster||Included||Included|
|Intelligent Query Processing||Included||Included|
|Enterprise Data Management||Included|
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