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My name is Muthukkumaran Kaliyamoorthy and I am living in India (Chennai). I’m currently working as a SQL server DBA in one of the top MNC. I’m passionate about SQL Server, and I’m specialized in Administration and Performance tuning.

SQL Server 2012 licensing details

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 (AKA SQL Server code-name ‘Denali’), new details have been released http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/future-editions/sql2012-licensing.aspx.


1.      What is new in SQL Server 2012?

SQL Server 2012 will provide Mission Critical Confidence with greater uptime, blazing-fast performance and enhanced security for mission critical workloads; Breakthrough Insight  with managed self-service data exploration and stunning interactive data visualization capabilities; Cloud On Your Terms by enabling the creation and extension of solutions across on-premises and public cloud.


The main editions of SQL Server 2012 with licensing & pricing model are:

  1. Enterprise – $ 6,874 (Per core)
  2. Business Intelligence – $ 8,592 (Per server)
  3. Standard – $ 6,874 (Per core) $ 898 (Per server)
  4. Client Access (CAL) -$ 209 (Per CAL)


For more information about the licensing & pricing model
Click here and download the SQL Server 2012 Licensing PDF sheet .

Select your product & edition whichever suitable for your environment prior to release ??



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