SQL Server 2012 edition comparison details are published

Interesting stuff, particularly if you’re doing BI. BISM tabular and Power View will not be in Standard Edition, only in the new – presumably more expensive – Business Intelligence Edition. That kind of makes sense as you need a fairly pricey edition of SharePoint to really get all the benefits, but it’s a shame there won’t be some kind of limited version in Standard Edition. And Always On will be in Standard Edition but limited to 2 nodes. I really expected Always On to be Enterprise-only so this is a great decision. It allows those of us working at a more modest scale to benefit and raises the fault tolerance of SQL Server as a product to a new level.

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