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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Version of SQL Server

SQL Server - Choosing the right version


Time to read – 3 minutes

This blog post will help you determine the best version of SQL Server for your organization’s needs.
 

Continuous Improvement

Data management gets a little easier with the release of each version of SQL Server.

With each new version, the performance gets enhanced through the introduction of new functions that previously required complex coding. Security features and analytics capabilities generally also get a nice tune-up.

With each new version you may think, “it can’t get any better than this”, but alas, the thought only prevails until the release of the next version!

Find the Right Version of SQL Server

If your organization is either
(a) looking to upgrade your existing SQL database
or
(b) switch from another database over to SQL Server,
then a handy comparison of the versions should help you select the right version.

Here is a report that provides a quick comparison of the versions of SQL Server. This report will help you narrow down the best version of SQL Server that meets your needs. The report compares SQL Server 2008R2 (end of service coming soon), 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017, in the following aspects:

  1. Availability
  2. Security
  3. Performance
  4. Management & Programmability
  5. Cloud Readiness
  6. BI & Analytics

Here is another report where you can easily compare the features in each version with a simple “yes” or “no”.

During our many years working with SQL Server, we at UBTI (a Microsoft Partner) are familiar with the functions released with every version and have developed a repository of reusable, plug-and-play SSIS templates over the past two decades.

Selecting the appropriate version of SQL will save you time and reduce costs by eliminating errors, improving audit logs, more precise job monitoring & control, and quicker traceability.

If you require further assistance in choosing the right version, you may just request a walkthrough of the reports, and we’ll help you select the right version.

Topics: Technology, SQL Server, Database Management