Azure Images: SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016

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We’re excited to announce images for SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 in the Azure Marketplace!

All SQL Server 2016 editions on Windows Server 2016 Data Center are available:

  • SQL Developer – Free full edition of SQL Server for development/testing (no production)

  • SQL Express – Entry level free database for lightweight workloads (1 GB memory, 10 GB storage)

  • SQL Web – Low-cost database for low to medium-size web applications

  • SQL Standard – Core Database capabilities for medium-size workloads

  • SQL Enterprise – Full edition of SQL Server with comprehensive capabilities for mission-critical or large transactional processing, data warehousing, and business intelligence workloads

In addition, we make BYOL versions of SQL Standard and SQL Enterprise available to easily leverage your Bring-Your-Own-License benefit.

The best thing – all our automated Portal experiences (storage configuration, optimization for a targeted workload, automated patching) work with these images.

SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 is the industry-leading database platform for transactional processing and business intelligence. It’s the least vulnerable database, and has everything built-in, from advanced analytics to unparalleled in-memory performance.

SQL Server 2016

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that supports your workloads while adding multiple security layers and introducing powerful storage and management capabilities.

Windows Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016 – better together

Windows Server 2016 further increases Windows Server’s performance and scalability. In addition, it introduces various features that enable new SQL Server scenarios or simplify existing ones; for example, Storage Spaces Direct, Multi-domain and Workgroup Windows Clusters, and Just-Enough Administration (JEA).

Provision a VM with SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 today!