Enabling effective database management with minimal IT resources. SQL Server 2016 Standard edition delivers greater scalability, security, and performance and lays the foundation for building intelligent applications and deeper insights on data.
Increase performance and scalability
Get enhanced performance, improved availability, and greater scalability with up to 24 cores.
Help secure data by limiting access with row level security, dynamic data masking, and basic auditing to easily log and track changes.
Gain deeper insights across your data
Create trusted data models that can be easily understood and accessed by business users through their preferred visualization and analytics tools, deliver insights with modern reports, and utilize open-source R integration for advanced analytics.
Simplify big data
Take advantage of PolyBase technology to query structured and unstructured data with the simplicity of T-SQL. Gain scalability and performance for your big data workloads by upgrading to Enterprise edition, which offers scale out query processing. Requires single Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise edition as head node.
Build intelligent applications on a solid foundation
Use single threaded open source R for building advanced analytics into your applications. Gain scalability and performance by upgrading to Enterprise edition, which offers massively parallel processing scale, multi-threaded open-source R along with in-memory performance.
Cloud-enable your database
Stretch your database to the cloud with Stretch Database, in addition to easy backup and migration options.
|Min Operating System||Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 Standard
Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 Foundation
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Professional
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Enterprise
|Min Hard Drive Space||Minimum of 6 GB of available hard-disk space.|
|Min Operating System||Microsoft Windows|
|Min RAM Size||1 GB|
|Processor Speed|| Minimum: x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster
|Processor Type||x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support|