With SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft continues to be the value leader, offering rich functionality to support OLTP and BI workloads out of the box at a low cost of ownership relative to competitors. With increasing hardware innovations, Microsoft continues to be the only major database vendor who does not price per core for multi-core processors. In light of increasing hardware innovations, the per processor price of SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition is being increased by 25% and the per processor price of SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition is being increased by 15% from the current pricing. Actual price increases and effective dates may vary by program and/or region per applicable policies
Last Wiki Answer Submitted: May 10, 2010 8:15 pm by MicrosoftExpert975 pts.