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The Standard Limitation


The Standard Limitation

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Dick Cooman (8/7/2013)
I support a 2TB database that is the backend for a key application in our business. As it is vendor designed, I have little say in the structure. The application pumps in about 3 million data values every hour, 24 hours a day. I'd love to use all 96 GB I have on the server, but I am living with the 64 GB limit in SQL Standard simply because of cost. The SQL Standard license was $3,500, the Enterprise license was $70,000! And we are a "Microsoft Partner" so we get "special pricing". For some reason, I don't feel very special.


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...and pay more as we needed to add hardware.


Why not bring a feature of the mobile world into server software with "In App Purchases"!

Then, Microsoft could sell just one Edition of SQL Server and when you install it, you have the option to buy or rent additional features, whether that feature is for more RAM, CPU, or software feature of the product.



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Perhaps the standard / enterprise licensing model is more about ease of enforcement than anything else. A lot easier to tie size limits to a particular edition than to individual site requirements?
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Tony Parfitt-465405 (8/7/2013)
Perhaps the standard / enterprise licensing model is more about ease of enforcement than anything else. A lot easier to tie size limits to a particular edition than to individual site requirements?


I think that has a lot to do with it.

It might be a real problem if a database automatically stopped working if it hit a size limit as well.... Could open MS up for liability claims.
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Hehe yeah, or charged you more for the car depending on how many miles you anticipated driving in the next 3 years


That's outsourced to the VAR in the form of servicing costs....which are of course random and seem to bear no resemblance to the quality or quantity of work!

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David.Poole (8/8/2013)
That's outsourced to the VAR in the form of servicing costs....which are of course random and seem to bear no resemblance to the quality or quantity of work!


Nothing in society bears any resemblance to the quality of work any more.


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