SQL Server Big Data Cluster Licensing

  • SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters provide data lake management on a Per-Core model.
  • Software Assurance (SA) or subscription licenses are required to license an installation.
  • Some SQL Server instances receive free licenses as an SA benefit.

Big Data Clusters is a new SQL Server deployment method that allows SQL Server to create and manage a data lake. Data lakes are large databases that store and analyze unstructured data, such as social media posts, equipment logs, and e-mails.

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