Standard Edition is most suitable for medium-size charities and organizations. Enterprise Edition is most suitable for large organizations. Standard Edition offers basic database, reporting, and analytics capabilities. Enterprise Edition contains all of the basic features of Standard Edition plus tools for analyzing business and financial data, mission-critical applications, and data warehousing features. Microsoft offers this edition only under the core-based licensing model. For more information on SQL Server editions, see the basic summary , full comparison , and new feature comparison.
Standard and Enterprise. SQL Server is also available in two free editions: Express and Developer. SQL Server Developer is licensed per user and is not intended for use on a production server. This is the number one misconception we hear from our customers. Which Licensing Model is Right for Me?