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Depending on the company’s target and size, Microsoft offers different SQL Server editions. We will give you advice on which edition provides the range of functions that will meet your expectations.

— for company purposes — 

Standard Edition

SQL Server Standard provides important management and business intelligence capabilities for workloads at an attractive price-performance ratio.

Enterprise Edition

SQL Server Enterprise is ideal for mission critical applications and provides comprehensive and powerful data center capabilities for the most demanding requirements for databases and (mobile) business intelligence.

— for test and development purposes — 

Developer Edition

Free, feature-rich version of SQL Server Enterprise Edition software that gives developers the ability to develop, test and demonstrate applications in an unproductive environment.

Express Edition

Free basic version on an entry level, which is suitable for using small databases in productive environments.




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Depending on your business, we use the following SQL Server components:

SQL Server Relational Engine

The Relational Engine is the main component of the server with the basic functions to store, process and secure data. Relational databases are also created to process online transactions or to process data analytically.

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

SSIS is a platform for data integration and data transformation solutions, for data exchange, reconciliation and management.

SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

SSAS is used to support decision-making and business analysis. It provides analytical data for business reports and applications such as Excel and other reporting services and visualization tools.

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) / Data Zen

SSRS is used to create and manage business reports with a range of ready-to-use tools and services. With Datazen, all SQL Server customers are able to flexibly visualize data and reports to various mobile devices.


With our numerous years of expertise, we are the right partner for you when it comes to getting your business’ most important insights out of your data – quickly and comfortably.

We provide you with sustainable solutions. We take the time to understand your business needs in order to give you an optimal IT solution to attain maximum value.

SQL Server Security Planning: Disaster Recovery & High Availability

You can rely on a continuous, reliable operation with our security package.

SQL Server Installation & Configuration

Our experts provide you with the initial installation and configuration of the various parameters.

Hardware Sizing

We check the performance of your infrastructure, determine the required hardware capacities and ensure continuing upgrades and necessary expansion, to keep you up to date.

Remote SQL DBA Services

Get full SQL Server DB administration support from us without having to provide staff yourself.

SQL Server Basic Check

We perform a thorough review of your databases, providing the basis for efficient SQL Server support.

SQL Server Performance Optimization

Let our experts optimize your SQL Server to benefit from maximum speed, short response times and sustainable performance.

Emergency SQL DBA Support

Get first-class standby support – exactly when you need it.

SQL Server operation and maintenance

In cooperation with you, we work out a plan of operation and maintenance tailored to your company needs.

SQL Server Monitoring & Alerting

With this alarm system, you are immediately informed when irregularities require your attention.

SQL database design and development

Trust our experienced SQL expert team when it comes to creating databases or modifying your existing ones.

SQL Server Business Intelligence

Analyze your data and use it as an effective decision-making basis by means of choosing and implementing from the range of BI services:

  • SQL Server Data Warehousing
  • SQL Server Integration Services
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server Upgrades & Migration

Professional upgrades and migrations – without problematic downtime

SQL Server Licensing

Our consultants help you find the licensing model that suits your company needs. Below you will find a first overview of the various options.

Application development

Let our experienced SQL experts take over application development with SQL databases and benefit from professional design and implementation.


There are two different licensing models for Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition: Server / CAL licensing or licensing per core. The Enterprise Edition is always licensed per core.


Server / CAL licensing consists of: Server license + access license.

Server License

For each physical or virtual operating environment (OSE) where there is SQL Server running, a license must be assigned to the server. This server license entitles the user to execute any number of instances within the licensed operating system environment.

Access Licenses (Client Access License, CAL)

Access to the SQL Server software requires a SQL Server access license (CAL). This CAL can be assigned to either an accessing device or an accessing user.

  • Device CAL: A device CAL licenses a device for use by any number of users who are allowed to access instances of the server software from that device.
  • User CAL: A user CAL allows a particular user to access the server software with any device.

Lizenzierung pro Core

For products under the “Pro Core” licensing model, the customer must either choose the licensing based on physical cores on a server or the licensing according to individual, virtual operating system environments (OSE).

In this form of licensing, the individual users or devices do not have to be separately licensed.

Licensing by physical cores on a server

All cores of the physical server processors must be licensed. The minimum amount is four core licenses per processor.

For example:

1 Processor with 2 cores 1 Processor with 4 cores 1 Processor with 6 cores
Required number of core licenses 4 core licenses 4 core licenses 6 core licenses

Licensing by Single Virtual OSE

The number of licenses required corresponds to the number of virtual cores in the virtual OSE, taking into account a minimum requirement of four licenses per virtual OSE.

Software Assurance

Microsoft products can optionally be equipped with a Software Assurance (SA).
Software Assurance offers numerous services in the following categories:

  • New products, e.g. Update rights
  • Deployment, e.g. Vouchers for Planning Services
  • Mobility, e.g. Windows To Go
  • Training, e.g. Home Use Porgram and Trainings
  • Support, e.g. Failover rights, 24/7 support
  • Cost distribution, e.g. payment by installments

If you have any questions, or would like to have one of our offers explained, please contact us.
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