Inexpensive Client Access Licenses (CALs) for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard
SQL Server 2019 is the latest version of Microsoft's proven server system for comprehensive processing and provisioning of large amounts of data. The Standard edition of SQL Server 2019 offers comprehensive practical solutions and application possibilities, with which many business processes can be accelerated and also made more efficient - while at the same time ensuring a high level of data security and reliability of the applications.
Compared to the already proven SQL predecessor version 2016 Microsoft SQL Server 2019 holds many new innovative features to reliably handle all requirements for today's management of large amounts of data. In addition to compliance and security, these also concern comprehensive protection and reliability in the execution of business-critical processes. In the process, new analysis functions and features facilitate the processing of data in Big Data Management, an increasingly important area for many companies.
What does SQL Server 2019 offer?
The new SQL Server 2019 offers even higher availability of data through queries in record time, as well as a range of applications, such as managed self-service business intelligence and the possibility of interactive data visualizations, which further increase the efficiency of data analysis. This also includes the provision of cloud-based solutions.
Particular mention should be made here of Big Data clusters, which can be used to provide scalable clusters of containers for SQL Server as well as Spark and HDFS. The open source solution Kubernetes is used here as the container orchestrator, with which the provision of containers can be scaled and monitored as required.
Querying external data sources via Big Data clusters is thus possible, as is the use of data for AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning and various other analysis tasks. Likewise, Big Data can be used to easily combine or analyze large yet high-quality relational data volumes.
Likewise, not only structured but also unstructured data sets can be processed with the 2019 server edition, and interfaces to SQL Server-compatible databases such as Oracle can also be used. In addition, the integration of Java is possible for the first time with SQL Server 2019. Also included in the Standard version are features such as Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), which encrypts various data and log files in real time, and Accelerated Database Recovery (ADR).
Supplement your SQL Server 2019 CAL needs with Wiresoft! With a Device or User CAL from Microsoft, you get access to the comprehensive features and services of the current 2019 as well as the 2016 SQL Server Standard edition. Especially small and medium-sized companies benefit from the favorable licensing with CALs compared to the core licenses. Currently you can find Microsoft device as well as user licenses for the SQL 2019 version Standard.
The new SQL Server Edition 2019 at a glance
With SQL Server Edition 2019, you get comprehensive functions and services for the processing as well as a protection of extensive data volumes adapted to today's times with simultaneous fast availability, especially if these are stored locally in different database systems.
This enables employees to perform complex queries and evaluations in the shortest possible time, to which they are specially entitled. This is because licensing through a corresponding CAL secures sensitive data from unauthorized access, whether from within the company or externally, which is particularly important today in times of complex attacks on databases.
Additional functions in SQL Server 2019
Compared to SQL Server 2016, the 2019 version in the Standard edition offers additional functions and features that affect the processing, virtualization and protection of critical and complex data volumes.
You can now query extensive data sets contained in data silos without first moving or replicating the corresponding data. Intelligent database capabilities help you update a SQL Server database - whether on-premises or in the cloud. The risk of application incompatibility is minimized, if not eliminated, by database compatibility certification.
SQL Server 2019 also provides built-in capabilities to classify and protect your data, monitoring, identifying and warning about suspicious actions as necessary. Further, you can not only encrypt confidential data, but also perform extensive calculations with it. Administrators have the possibility to activate user-defined data access by means of roles.
The most important innovations of SQL Server version 2019
The following innovations make the processing, virtualization and protection of sensitive data in your company even more comprehensive than before. You will also benefit from special advantages of using AI (artificial intelligence) technologies. For example, AI and machine learning tasks can be used in data retrieval.
Big Data Clusters
Big Data clusters now enable combining both structured and unstructured data using Apache Spark framework and HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System) to obtain new information.
As a result, users can deploy scalable clusters of SQL Server, HDFS and Spark containers that are available on Kubernetes.
With SQL Server Big Data clusters, you can run AI and machine learning tasks on data stored in HDFS storage pools and data pools.
In this context, app provisioning enables the provisioning of applications as containers. These apps can be used as Web services so that data stored in a Big Data cluster can be accessed.
Database virtualization in SQL Server 2019
Data stored in other databases, such as HDFS, Oracle or in various Azure services, can now be easily queried using database virtualization without having to replicate or move them first. SQL Server 2019 introduces new connectors to data sources with this edition.
Intelligent Query Processing (IQP)
Intelligent Query Processing with Intelligent Query Processing (IQP) improves query performance, accelerating processes without additional changes to applications.
In-Memory OLTP (Online Transactional Processing)
In-memory database with Online Transactional Processing provides key features for configuring persistent memory and memory optimization of tempdb metadata, which also improves performance for mission-critical workloads.
Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves
Always Encrypted protects sensitive customer data with secure enclaves. Databases on SQL Server can now be stored completely encrypted. Only the client and the owner of this data can access it.
SQL Server Language Extensions
With SQL Server 2019, Microsoft now allows Java code to be used within the database management system for the first time.
ADR - Accelerated Database Recovery
Faster database recovery - ADR (Accelerated Database Recovery) - also greatly improves database availability, which is especially beneficial for time-intensive transactions.
What CALs are available for SQL 2019? Info about the Microsoft licensing system
The Microsoft licensing system is largely based on CALs - Client Access Licenses. This separates the use (license) of a software from its implementation in the company. In order to use the services of Microsoft SQL Server Standard 2019 version, you need (in addition to the further possibility to license cores) a corresponding number of CALs.
A CAL grants access to the SQL server only to authorized users. Third parties who do not have a corresponding access license are thus denied server access, but this also means additional security and protection of sensitive data from unauthorized access.
Difference between User CALs and Device CALs for SQL Server Standard
Wiresoft offers the following Client Access licensing for the 2019 version of SQL Server Standard for small to medium sized businesses: User CAL and Device CAL - the user and device based license respectively. Below is a summary of the main differences between the two licensing options.
SQL Server User CAL
A Microsoft User CAL for SQL entitles a specific individual user to access the current SQL Server version. The User CAL is therefore not tied to a specific device, but can be used, for example, either from a PC at work OR from a laptop or other device on the road or in a home office. The user licensing makes the use of SQL-Server particularly flexible.
SQL Server Device CAL
The Microsoft Device CAL user license is a device-based license, which means that only one computer is authorized to access the SQL Server, for example a PC in your company OR a laptop or other end device such as a tablet. Each authorized user can access the SQL Server for this licensed device. There is no need to license individual users.
Which type or combination of the two CAL versions is best for your company can, of course, differ from case to case. The number of employees and the preferred way of use in your company play a role:
If your employees mainly access Windows SQL Server at their own workstations, the Device CAL is the most suitable license type. If employees access the SQL server flexibly from different devices or also workstations (mobile, stationary), then you will benefit most from User CALs.
Buy SQL Server 2019 CALs at a reasonable price at Wiresoft
At Wiresoft you can find Device or User CALs for Microsoft SQL Server version 2019 at particularly low prices. This way you can cover or extend your needs for the respective SQL Server licenses. If you have any questions about your licensing for Microsoft SQL Server Standard, please feel free to contact us. We will create an individual and affordable CAL combination for you.
Whether SQL Device or User license: All our Microsoft license products are original and come from the European area. At Wiresoft, you benefit by purchasing unused software licenses that we have acquired from other companies and checked for authenticity for you - many of our customers have confirmed this. For more information about our range of SQL Server CALs, please do not hesitate to contact us: