Microsoft SQL Server
History of Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server, commonly known as Windows SQL Server, is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It has become one of the most widely used database management systems globally. In this blog post, we will discuss the history of Windows SQL Server and how it has evolved over the years. The first version…Read More
Licensing Q&A: How do you license SQL Server 2022 in containers?
SQL Server can be used on Linux and Docker platforms, which means you can run it in containers using Docker. Containers are a way to run multiple isolated apps on a single system. They’re generally lighter and faster to start/stop than virtual machines, which provide more isolation and require more resources. For licensing, a container…Read More
Microsoft SQL Server 2022 licensing guide
Are you looking to get a handle on how Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs? This guide is here to help. Just keep in mind that it’s not meant to replace or supersede any legal documentation covering SQL Server 2022 use rights. You can find specific license terms for the…Read More
Licensing Q&A: What are some optimization tips for Microsoft SQL Server?
Licensing SQL Server can be expensive, and you use only a fraction of its capabilities most of the time. As your business grows, it’s important to re-evaluate how much of the features and functionality you’re using and whether or not you need to scale up your licensing. Many organizations struggle with the costs associated with…Read More
Licensing Q&A: What to consider when deploying and licensing Microsoft SQL Server in a container environment?
Understanding how containers work is the first step to successfully deploying and licensing Microsoft SQL Server in a container environment. Containers package applications and their dependencies into isolated, self-contained units that can be easily deployed and managed. Using containers ensures that your application will always run the same way regardless of the environment it is…Read More
SAM Spotlight: Microsoft SQL Server
Short history Microsoft SQL Server is a database management system (DBMS) that Microsoft first released in 1989. It was initially called “SQL Server 1.0” and was designed to run on top of the OS/2 operating system. In 1992, Microsoft released SQL Server 4.2 for Windows NT, the first version of SQL Server to run on…Read More
Licensing Q&A: What is the most cost-effective setup for Oracle DB and SQL Server in Azure?
Licensing is essential to managing any software, and proper license management is critical for ensuring compliance and avoiding costly mistakes. This blog will explore some common questions about license management and provide guidance on managing your licenses effectively. Whether you’re new to license management or have been managing licenses for a while, this blog will…Read More
Microsoft SQL Server in AWS – what to consider for a cost-efficient setup?
If you’re thinking of migrating your existing Microsoft SQL Server environments to AWS, or just starting up fresh, there are a number of things that we must consider for a cost-effective setup. The most cost-efficient setup for Microsoft SQL Server in AWS will depend on several factors, including the specific needs and requirements of your…Read More