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Having an SQL Server has become commonplace in many working environments, and as their demand grows, Microsoft is constantly adding newer editions with more advanced features. The new version, SQL Server 2017 Standard 2 Core, is a great upgrade from its predecessor and comes with many new benefits. Among the notable features include graph database capabilities, availability groups, batch mode adaptive joins, and memory grant feedback, among others. These new features make it one of the most effective and efficient database software solutions on the market. 

The Core Licensing model for SQL Server 2017 Standard requires that you purchase a license for every Core on your Host Machine or Virtual Machine with a license, which is sold in packs of 2 Cores. There are no CALs required for this server version, and it covers unlimited devices or users accessing the application or database. For instance, if your server has (2) Intel Xeon E5-1620 processors, and each processor contains 4 cores, then you will have to cover 8 cores with 4 SQL Server 2017 Standard 2 Core Licenses.

The Core licensing model of SQL Server 2017 Standard helps you to cover an unlimited number of devices and/or users accessing the database without an additional cost. The users or devices won’t need any special licenses to be able to access the server database. Thus, it enables you to grow your business without additional Server access costs even when you add new employees or new devices into the system. You will only need additional Server licenses when you upgrade your existing Core licenses server into a newer server version, for instance, from SQL 2016 to SQL 2017.

Linux compatibility and integration has been improved in SQL Server 2017 Standard 2 Core, and the compatibility has become more seamless. Thus, this version SQL Server solution allows cross Operating System migrations and testing.

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  • Fastest Performance: consistently leads in the TPC-E OLTP workload, the TPC-H data warehousing workload, as well as real-world application performance benchmarks – and does all these on Windows and Linux.
  • Industry-Leading Performance: obtain industry-leading Performance, security, and availability on the platform of your own choosing, including Windows, Linux, and Docker.
  • Most secure database: Least vulnerable database for 7 years a row (according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology vulnerabilities database) and protects your data at rest and in motion. The security is supported by layers of the protection security approach. 
  • High availability and disaster recovery: AlwaysOn technology helps you to gain mission-critical uptime, easy setup, fast failover, and load balancing of readable secondaries on Linux and Windows. 
  • Use your choice of language and platforms: Build modern applications using the language of your choice, R or Python, both on-premises and in the cloud now on Windows, Docker, and Linux.
  • End-to-end mobile BI: you can now turn raw data into understandable reports, which can be delivered to any device at a much lower cost of compared to other self-service solutions.
  • Highest performing data warehouses: Obtain data support, form small data marts to large enterprise data warehouses, while reducing data storage needs with enhanced data compression. 
  • Real-time hybrid analytical/transactional processing: Combine in-memory Rowstore and the new Columnstore capabilities for real-time operational analytics, and experience fast analytical processing right on your transactional data.
  • Real-time intelligence: Gain essential transformative insights for your enterprise with fat, real-time analytics.
  • Easy-to-use tools and connectors: Use your already gained skills, together with such familiar tools as SQL Server Management Studio and Azure Active Directory, to manage all your database infrastructure across on-premises SQL Server and Microsoft Azure.
  • Consistent data platform, on-premises to cloud: Gain consistent experience with your server from on-premises to the cloud – allowing you to consistently build and deploy hybrid solutions for effectively managing your data investments.
  • Direct Querying: use your server and the newly developed features to reduce time to insights through direct Querying against tabular and multidimensional models. 
  • Easy upgrade: you can easily upgrade your SQL Server, for instance, from Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition, without requiring an application re-write and while maintaining your Core license.

System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements for installing SQL Server 2017 Standard 2 Core:

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB for Express, 1 GB for Standard
  • Disk Space: 6 GB

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