What are the Main Limitations of SQL Server Express Editions?
|Main Limitations of SQL Server Express Editions (note: this is not the full limitations list)|
|Feature/SQL Server Version||SQL Server 2005 Express||SQL Server 2008 R2 Express||SQL Server 2012 Express||SQL Server 2014 Express||SQL Server 2016 SP1 Express|
|Maximum number of CPU/Cores||1 socket or 4 cores||1 socket or 4 cores||1 socket or 4 cores||1 socket or 4 cores||1 socket or 4 cores|
|Maximum memory per instance||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Maximum database size||4 GB||10 GB||10 GB||10 GB||10 GB|
|Dynamic Data Masking||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances||No||No||No||No||No|
|Always On Availability Groups||N/A||N/A||No||No||No|
|Transparent database encryption||N/A||No||No||No||No|
|URL for more info/full limitations list||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here|
|For more articles please check: SQLNetHub||Article by Artemakis Artemiou, Senior SQL Server Architect|
*Note: The above table does not contain all limitations of SQL Server express editions. For the full lists of limitations, click on the URL provided in the end of each column for every SQL Server version.
Last Updated: Nov 19 2016
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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, a 9 Times Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018) and a Udemy Instructor. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Moreover, Artemakis teaches on Udemy, you can check his courses here.