SQL Server

This also follow the MS model. Pay once to install it, pay again for anyone that access it. You can pay;

You can pay per user, per device, or you can pay per processor of the host you installed it on.

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/licensing.aspx

SQL Server 2008 is available under three licensing models:

  • Server plus device client access license (CAL). Requires a license for the computer running the Microsoft server product, as well as CALs for each client device.

  • Server plus user client access license (CAL). Requires a license for the computer running the Microsoft server product, as well as CALs for each user.

  • Processor license. Requires a single license for each CPU in the operating system environment running SQL Server. This license includes unlimited client device access.

This document explains key licensing considerations for SQL Server 2008 customers.


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