What is SQL Server 2014 Standard
SQL Server 2014 Standard delivers mission critical performance across all workloads with in-memory built-in, faster insights from any data with familiar tools, and a platform for hybrid cloud enabling organizations to easily build, deploy, and manage solutions that span on-premises and cloud.
Easier to build high-performance applications
Faster insights on any data
Get to insights faster with a complete BI platform that speeds up how you access, analyze, clean and shape both internal and external data. With SQL Server 2014 and Power BI for Office 365, it is easy to connect every user in an organization to the right data they need to make better decisions, faster.
Managed through a common, familiar tool set
Offering flexibility for deployment on the premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment, this product can be managed through a common, familiar tool set, meaning no added expenses for additional purchases or labor.
Enterprise scalability across compute, networking, and storage
With Windows Server, physical processing now scales up to 640 logical processors, and virtual machines scale up to 64 logical processors. SQL Server 2014 uses this scale, storage spaces and network virtualization to maximize overall infrastructure utilization.
High availability and disaster recovery
Gain greater uptime, faster failover, improved manageability, and better use of hardware resources through AlwaysOn, a unified solution for high availability. In SQL Server 2014, there are additional active secondaries, new online operations and the ability to quickly setup a secondary in Microsoft Azure.
SQL Server 2014 Licensing Models
Gives customers a more precise measure of computing power and a more consistent licensing metric, regardless of whether solutions are deployed on physical servers on-premises, or in virtual or cloud.
Server + CAL
Provides the option to license users and/or devices, with low cost access to incremental SQL Server deployments.