Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard was specially designed for the needs of freelancers, self-employed people and small businesses. For these groups it has long since become part of everyday life to have to work with large amounts of data. Online shops, for example, guarantee that they can produce so-called big data records. So far, however, there has been a lack of powerful and affordable software for the above-mentioned professional groups to deal with it appropriately. When you buy Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard, you fill this void.
Microsoft has introduced a new licensing model for SQL Server 2019. The software is offered as "Open NL". The abbreviation stands for "No Level". This means that there is no need to purchase a certain minimum number of licenses. For example, you can buy Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard just for yourself. You therefore only have to pay for what you really need and not for more. In addition, the license does not expire - if you have purchased Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard once, you can continue to use it permanently.
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard is without question the direct successor to the 2017 version. Users who know the predecessor will find their way around immediately. Microsoft deliberately designed the program this way. The strengths were built on - the wheel was not reinvented, but improved. The additional connectors are an excellent example of this. They allow SQL Server 2019 with databases such as Teradata, MongoDB or Oracle. The Apache Spark and Hadoop frameworks, which allow big data workloads (with up to 100 terabytes per database) to be carried out, were also integrated.
The previous version had already introduced diagram processing. Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard offers additional functions for this. In addition, requests to databases are now automatically processed by the Intelligent Query Processing (IQP). The system works faster and more efficiently than anything that the previous versions had to offer in this regard. Overall, SQL Server has gotten smarter. This also applies, for example, to the area of business intelligence. Artificial intelligence now even works in archiving to relieve you as a user.
Workloads can be run in different environments in Microsoft 2019 SQL Server. You can work locally with the software solution, but you can also run it over several public clouds. In this way, it doesn't matter what infrastructure you have - you can always use SQL Server Standard 2019.