The newest version of SQL Server is better than ever. SQL Server is a recognized leader in Gartner Magic Quadrants for Operational Database, Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, and Advanced Analytics, and Gartner recently named Microsoft the industry leader in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems in execution and vision. Microsoft was also named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics and the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, and is a leader in vision in the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms.
What are the different versions of SQL Server 2016?
SQL Server Enterprise 2016 delivers comprehensive datacenter capabilities for mission-critical database, business intelligence, and advanced analytics workloads
SQL Server Standard 2016 provides core data management and business intelligence capabilities for non-critical workloads with minimal IT resources.
SQL Server Express 2016 is a free edition of SQL Server ideal for development and production for desktop, web, and small server applications.
SQL Server Developer 2016 is a free edition providing the full feature set of SQL Server Enterprise. For development and test only, and not for production environments or use with production data.