Differences between different SQL Server 2008 Editions
Posted by decipherinfosys on September 28, 2008
Choosing the right SQL Server 2008 Edition is something that requires a bit of a research. The first step is of course to become familiar with the available options. We have seen this question pop up a lot of times at client sites as well as in newsgroups and the e-mails that we get from the readers. Microsoft already has very good, concise and to the point information on the different editions, their capabilities as well as a comparison matrix between Enterprise & Standard Edition as well as a comparison matrix between Compact & Express Edition. There are a lot of choices available for you and depending upon your needs, you can choose from (all the details on these can be obtained from the link above):
- Enterprise Edition
- Standard Edition
- Workgroup Edition
- Web Edition
- Compact Edition
- Express Edition
- SQL Server 2008 Express Edition.
- SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools.
- SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Tools.
Thanks to Prashant for notifying us that the link that we had above points to an older document from MSFT which had the Compant and Express editions switched. Here is the new link that he has provided: