Secure, High-Performance Database For Your
Mission-Critical Data

Hostway offers a reliable, high performance, and secure alternative to running Microsoft SQL Server on premises. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Hosting Partner, you can trust Hostway with your most sensitive data. Redundant, SSAE 16 audited data centers and extensive Microsoft expertise ensure that our hosted environments are more reliable and secure than most corporate facilities. Our 24x7 monitoring and professional technical support mean that we'll look after the infrastructure while your staff looks after more important things. Available with all Windows managed hosting and cloud server plans, Hostway offers MS SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012.

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Benefits of Hostway’s MS SQL Server databases:

  • Minimize capital expenditures on licenses and infrastructure
  • Upgrade and expand at any time without capital requests
  • Eliminate staffing costs for maintaining server and network equipment
  • Benefit from 24x7 monitoring and live technical support
  • Experience industry-leading guaranteed 100% server uptime
  • Trust a market leader in hosted infrastructure and SQL Server

Available Editions:

  • 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
2008 R2 vs 2012
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SQL Server 2012

Increased Security, Performance, and Insights

MS SQL Server 2012 is a cloud-ready platform available in four editions, each delivering a different level of features, SQL 2012 expands on SQL 2008 R2 with enhancements to business intelligence, availability, disaster recovery, speed, security, role management and more.

Advanced Availability and Recovery Options

  • New high-availability and disaster-recovery features provide an enterprise-level alternative to database mirroring
  • Support for multiple availability replicas which allows data peace-of-mind

Flexible Failover Clustering Enhancements

  • SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances, Multi-subnet Failover, & AutoStat functionality
  • Reduces costs while improving efficiency and performance

Major Performance Improvements

  • SAP-certified to run industry’s most demanding workloads
  • 50-60% compression capabilities cut growing volumes of data

Advanced Security and Compliance

  • Built-in encryption capabilities with changes to the application
  • Built-in IT controls including SharePoint Active Directory

Business Intelligence (BI) Enhancements

  • Most recognized and deployed BI platform
  • Offload IT tasks and reduce support required with self-service analytics tools

Learn more about SQL Server 2012 Editions below. Microsoft has changed their pricing structure for SQL 2012, so please contact a sale rep for pricing details.

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SQL Server 2012 Editions

Key: Full Support - Full Suport; Full Support - Partial Support
SQL Server Capabilities Web1 Standard Business Intelligence2 Enterprise
Hosting Scenarios & Target Customers Web Apps
Departmental LOB
Web Apps
Mission Critical, Large-Scale, Dedicated or Shared
Maximum Number of Cores 1 socket or 4 cores 4 socket or 16 cores 16 cores - DB OS Max - AS&RS3 OS Max4

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SQL Server Capabilities Web1 Standard Business Intelligence2 Enterprise
Basic OLTP Full Support Full Support Full Support Full Support
Programmability & Developer Tools Full Support Full Support Full Support Full Support
(SQL Server Management Studio, Policy-based Management)
Full Support Full Support Full Support Full Support
Basic High Availability5 Full Support Full Support Full Support Full Support
Basic Corporate BI
(Reporting, Analytics, Multidimensional Semantic Model, Data Mining)
Full Support Full Support Full Support Full Support
Self-Service Business Intelligence6
(Alerting, Power View, PowerPivot for SharePoint Server)
    Full Support Full Support
Advanced Corporate BI
(Tabular BI Semantic Model, Advanced Analytics and Reporting, VertiPaq™ In-Memory Engine)
    Full Support Full Support
Advanced Data Integration
(Fuzzy Grouping and Lookup, Change Data Capture, Advanced Data Mining)
  Full Support Full Support
Enterprise Data Mining
(Data Quality, Master Data Services)
  Full Support Full Support
Advanced Security
(Advanced Auditing, Transparent Data Encryption)
  Full Support
Data Warehousing
(ColumnStore Index, Compression, Partitioning)
  Full Support
Advanced High Availability
(Multiple, Active Secondaries; Multi-site, Geo-Clustering)
  Full Support

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1 - Web Edition will only be available via SPLA
2 - The Business Intelligence Edition is only Available to SALs
3 - Analysis and Reporting Sercices
4 - Existing SQL Server Enterprise edition licenses in the Server _ CAL licensing model upgraded to SQL Server 2012 wil be limited to server deployment with 20 cores or less.
5 - Basic includes log shipping, database mirroring, server core support and two-node Failover Clustering. Windows Server Enterprise edition or above is a system requirement for Always On/Fail-over Culstering.
6 - SharePoint server with enterprise CAL is a system requirement for PowerView and PowerPivot for SharePoint. Alerting is accessible through SharePoint Foundation or above.

SQL Server 2008 R2

Reliable, High Performing Databases

MS SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities over MS SQL 2008 that enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence, improve IT and developer efficiency, and enable highly scalable business intelligence on a self-service basis for your users.

SQL Edition Price /mo
SQL Server Web Edition $25/CPU
SQL Server Workgroup Edition $79/CPU
SQL Server Standard Edition $245/CPU
SQL Server Enterprise Edition $940/CPU

For any additional questions, please contact a sales representative. You can also compare MS SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 here.

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