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Amazon EC2 Now Supports Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) enables you to take advantage of the scale, performance, and elasticity of AWS. With Amazon EC2 support for SQL Server 2016, released by Microsoft on June 1, 2016, you can benefit from the high-availability, advanced analytics, and security features of SQL Server 2016, while leveraging 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. And you have the flexibility to run the database for however long you need.

In addition, all SQL Server versions integrate with other AWS services including Amazon CloudWatch (to monitor operations and performance), Amazon EC2 Run Command (to remotely manage instances) and Amazon EBS (to take advantage of the persistent, performance, and reliable storage) to help provide easy management, monitoring, and other administrative tasks.

Amazon EC2 support for SQL Server 2016 is available in all Amazon EC2 regions.  SQL Server 2016 AMIs are available in four editions – Web, Express, Standard and Enterprise and run on Windows Server 2012 R2 EC2 instances, and 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 AWS Marketplace.

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