SQL Server 2019 security and performance features can make your prior database applications seem insignificant and outdated.
During our most recent Video Meetup (VMU), “SQL 2019 Licensing Made Simple”, our in-house licensing expert, David Spencer, shared some simple methods to successfully migrate and upgrade SQL from existing deployments. He fully addressed implementation from from a technological, licensing, and migration perspective, including:
- Logical reasons to transition to SQL 2019
- SQL 2019 licensing features and updates
- Version upgrade and migration best practices
Some of the more prominent new features in SQL 2019 include Big Data Clusters and Intelligent Query Processing. Importantly, SQL Linux support can eliminate operating system (OS) licensing costs thru open source. David highlighted the importance of maintaining the SQL edition best suited to your needs, whether it be Express, Standard, Enterprise, or Developer.
SQL 2019 Licensing
SQL Server 2019 operates on two licensing models:
- CAL – available for SQL Standard. Contingent upon user numbers and cost, it’s licensing architecture is akin to a linear equation (y=mx+b) [Figure 1].
- Core – available for SQL Standard and Enterprise. Contingent upon licensing processing power, it is based upon the number of cores; and it’s licensure covers unlimited users.
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