SQL Server 2016
delivers mission-critical performance across all workloads with in-memory technologies built in, faster insights from any data with familiar tools like Excel, and a platform for hybrid cloud that enables organizations to easily build, deploy, and manage solutions that span on-premises and cloud. SQL Server 2016 has two main editions that closely align with the way that customers use SQL Server across workloads. SQL Server 2016 delivers licensing that enable users to more easily take advantage of the benefits of public and private cloud through virtualization and license mobility. The new model provides simplified licensing, flexibility and innovation, and industry-leading total cost of ownership (TCO).SQL server Standard is available in core basis and the same can be implemented by the admin as per requirement. Cloud-optimized licensing provides users the ability to license a single virtual machine (VM) or to license a server for maximum virtualization, as well as the flexibility to move VMs from server to server, to hosters, or to the cloud.
About The Company
Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2011, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue and one of the world's most valuable companies.