Posted On: Jun 20, 2016

Amazon EC2 now fully supports SQL Server 2016, the most recent release of Microsoft SQL Server. SQL Server 2016 AMIs are available in four editions - Web, Express, Standard and Enterprise and runs on Windows Server 2012 R2. Amazon EC2 support for SQL Server 2016 enables you to leverage new capabilities such as real-time analytics, visualizations across devices, deeper security and new big-data solutions for your mission-critical applications running on AWS. 

SQL Server on Amazon EC2 enables you to take advantage of the scale, performance and elasticity of AWS and high-availability, advanced analytics and security features of SQL Server 2016, with the flexibility of running the database only for as long you need. In addition, all SQL Server versions integrate with other AWS services to provide easy management, monitoring and other administrative tasks. 

Amazon EC2 support for SQL Server 2016 is now available in all AWS regions. You can launch your SQL 2016 AMI on a broad range of instance types that best meets your needs by selecting SQL Server 2016 either directly from your AWS Management Console, or from the AWS Marketplace.

For more information on SQL Server 2016 and features by edition, visit the Microsoft SQL Server on AWS page here

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