Learn the key differences between Azure SQL Edge and SQL Server.
Azure SQL Edge VS SQL Server
Though both databases have some similarities, they have some key differences as well. Below is a tabular comparison between Azure SQL Edge and SQL Server.
|Azure SQL Edge
|Azure SQL Database Edge is an excellent relational database engine that is specially designed for IoT and IoT Edge deployments.
|SQL Server is an RDMS that comes with an assortment of add-on services. Since it is a database server, it is basically a software product with the main objective to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications.
|Azure SQL database edge also helps you with the capability to analyze, stream, and process relational and non-relational data.
|The database size for SQL Server depends on the size of the Virtual Machine. SQL Server instances support up to 256 TB of storage.
|By default, SQL Server infrastructure offers fault tolerance and high availability for Virtual Machines.
|Azure SQL Edge supports two deployment models “Connected deployment through Azure IoT Edge” and “Disconnected deployment”.
|Available in 2 editions. “Azure SQL Edge Developer” and “Azure SQL Edge”.
|SQL server is available with so many editions and those are as below
Enterprise, Developer, Standard, Express, Web, Compact, etc.
In this article, we discussed SQL Edge vs SQL Server. Thanks for reading this article !!!
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