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Monday, May 24, 2010

Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2008


I got this information from MSDN.
Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2008
http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Scalability
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Partitioning
Yes






Data compression
Yes






Resource governor
Yes






Partition table parallelism
Yes






http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif High Availability
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Multi-instance support
50
16
16
16
16
16
16
Online system changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Log shipping
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



Database mirroring2
Yes (full)
Yes (safety full only)
Witness only
Witness only
Witness only
Witness only
Witness only
Failover clustering
Operating system maximum1
2 nodes





Dynamic AWE
Yes
Yes





Failover without client configuration
Yes
Yes





Automatic corruption recovery from mirror
Yes
Yes





Database snapshots
Yes






Fast recovery
Yes






Online indexing
Yes






Online restore
Yes






Mirrored backups
Yes






Hot add memory
Yes






Online configuration of P2P nodes
Yes






Hot add CPU
Yes






Backup compression
Yes






1 Windows Server 2003 supports a maximum of 8 failover cluster nodes. Windows Server 2008 supports a maximum of 16 failover cluster nodes.
http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Security
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
C2 audit mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SQL Server auditing
Yes






Transparent database encryption
Yes






ISV encryption (off-box key management)
Yes






http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Replication
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Merge replication
Yes
Yes
Subscriber only¹
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Transactional replication
Yes
Yes
Subscriber only¹
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Snapshot replication
Yes
Yes
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
Subscriber only
SQL Server change tracking
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Heterogeneous subscribers
Yes
Yes





Oracle publishing
Yes






P2P transactional replication
Yes






¹If an instance of WorkGroup is used as a Publisher, it supports a maximum of 25 subscriptions to all merge publications, and five subscriptions to all transactional publications. It supports an unlimited number of subscriptions to snapshot publications.
http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Manageability
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
User instances




Yes
Yes
Yes
Dedicated admin connection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Under trace flag)
Yes (Under trace flag)
Yes (Under trace flag)
Policy-Based Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Policy-Based Management automation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



Policy-Based Management best practices policies
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Performance data collection and warehouse
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



Standard performance reports
Yes
Yes





Plan guides
Yes
Yes





Plan freezing for plan guides
Yes
Yes





Distributed partition views
Yes






Parallel index operations
Yes






Automatic query-to-indexed-view matching
Yes






Parallel database backup checksum check
Yes






Database mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



SQL Server Migration Assistant1
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Maintenance plans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Management Tools
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
SQL Server management objects (SMO)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SQL Server Configuration Manager
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SQL CMD (command prompt tool)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SQL Server Management Studio
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Basic version)

Yes (Basic Version)
Yes (Basic version)
SQL Server Profiler
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



SQL Server Agent
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



Database Engine Tuning Advisor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



Microsoft Operations Manager Pack
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes



http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Development Tools
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Microsoft Visual Studio Integration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SQL query and edit and design tools
Yes
Yes
Yes




IntelliSense (Transact-SQL and MDX)
Yes
Yes
Yes

No
(SSMS is not installed with this edition)
Yes
Yes
Version control support
Yes
Yes
Yes




Business Intelligence Development Studio
Yes
Yes





MDX edit, debug, and design tools
Yes
Yes





http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Programmability
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Common language runtime (CLR) integration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Native XML support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML indexing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MERGE capabilities
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FILESTREAM support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Date and Time data types
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internationalization support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Specification of language in query
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Service Broker (messaging)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Client only
Client only
Client only
Client only
XML/A support
Yes
Yes





Web services (HTTP/SOAP endpoints)
Yes
Yes





http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Spatial and Location Services
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Spatial indexes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Geodetic data type
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced spatial libraries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standards-based spatial support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Integration Services
SQL Server Standard or Enterprise is required to design and run Integration Services packages. The Integration Services features that are installed by Workgroup, Web, and Express are only for use by the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard.
Feature
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
SQL Server Import and Export Wizard, and the basic Integration Services features required by the wizard
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SSIS Designer including VSTA scripting
Yes
Yes





Integration Services service, wizards, and command prompt utilities
Yes
Yes





Basic tasks and transformations in addition to those used by the Import and Export Wizard
Yes
Yes





Log providers and logging
Yes
Yes





Data profiling tools
Yes
Yes





Additional sources and destinations:
Raw File source
XML source
DataReader destination
Raw File destination
Recordset destination
SQL Server Compact destination
SQL Server destination
Yes
Yes





Advanced sources, transformations, and destinations:
Data Mining Query transformation
Fuzzy Lookup and Fuzzy Grouping transformations
Term Extraction and Term Lookup transformations
Data Mining Model Training destination
Dimension Processing destination
Partition Processing destination
Yes






http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Data Warehouse Creation
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Create cubes without a database
Yes
Yes





Auto-generate staging and data warehouse schema
Yes
Yes





Attribute relationship designer
Yes
Yes





Efficient aggregation designers
Yes
Yes





http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Data Warehouse Scale and Performance
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Change data capture
Yes






Star join query optimization
Yes






Scalable read-only AS configuration
Yes






Proactive caching
Yes






Auto parallel partition processing
Yes






Partitioned cubes
Yes






Distributed partitioned cubes
Yes






http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Multi-Dimensional Analytics
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
SQL Server Analysis Services service
Yes
Yes





SQL Server Analysis Services backup
Yes
Yes





General performance/scale improvements
Yes
Yes





Dimension, attribute relationship, aggregate, and cube design improvements
Yes
Yes





Personalization extensions
Yes
Yes





Financial aggregations
Yes






Custom rollups
Yes






Semi-additive measures
Yes






Writeback dimensions
Yes






Linked measures and dimensions
Yes






Binary and compressed XML transport
Yes






Account intelligence
Yes






Perspectives
Yes






Analysis Services shared, scalable databases
Yes






http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Data Mining
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Standard algorithms
Yes
Yes





Data mining tools: wizards, editors, query builders
Yes
Yes





Cross validation
Yes






Models on filtered subsets of mining structure data
Yes






Time series: custom blending between ARTXP and ARIMA models
Yes






Time series: prediction with new data
Yes






Unlimited concurrent data mining queries
Yes






Advanced configuration and tuning for algorithms
Yes






Algorithm plug-in API
Yes






Parallel model processing
Yes






Time series: cross-series prediction
Yes






Unlimited attributes for association rules
Yes






Sequence prediction
Yes






Multiple prediction targets for naïve Bayes, neural network, and logistic regression
Yes






http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/Global/Images/clear.gif Reporting
Feature Name
Enterprise
Standard
Workgroup
Web
Express
Express Tools
Express Advanced
Report server
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Report Designer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Report Manager
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Report Manager)
Yes (Report Manager)
Role-based security
Yes
Yes
Yes (Fixed roles)
Yes (Fixed roles)
Yes (Fixed roles)
Ad-hoc reporting (Report builder)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Word export and enhanced text formatting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Enterprise-scale reporting engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IIS-agnostic report deployment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Updated management tools
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Report definition customization extension (RDCE)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SharePoint integration
Yes
Yes
Enhanced SSRS gauges and charting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom authentication
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Export to Excel, PDF, and images
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Remote and non-relational data source support
Yes
Yes
E-mail and file share delivery
Yes
Yes
Report history, scheduling, subscriptions, and caching
Yes
Yes
Data source, delivery, and rendering extensibility
Yes
Yes
Scale out (Web farms)
Yes
Infinite click through
Yes
Data-driven subscriptions
Yes
Reporting Services memory limits
OS Maximum
OS Maximum
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
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