SQL Server 2017 Standard Edition is database server software that offers basic database reporting tools and data analysis.
You will be purchasing one license. Each SQL Server license is good for two physical processors. For additional licensing information, review the 'Licensing' information below. Client access licenses can be purchased separately.
Use Microsoft SQL Server 2017 to:
By purchasing Microsoft SQL Server 2016, you are also eligible to install up to two versions prior of the application at no additional cost (i.e. you can install Windows SQL Server 2012).
This product is licensed per core. Two core licenses are included with this product. You will need to license all cores in the processors the SQL Server will be used on. Five device client access licenses (CALs) are included.
This model allows you license a physical, virtual, or cloud-based server (based on computing power). It is for administrators who don't know the exact number of users and devices that will connect to the server.