Our friends at Microsoft took another step toward releasing SQL Server 2012 database platform, code name ‘Denali’, by announcing today their new licensing model and pricing for the product.
This is significant step forward for Panorama Software customers, as well as business intelligence users around the world. The newest version of SQL Server, set for an early 2012 release, is the first to include an edition devoted specifically to BI.
Pricing for the SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Edition will be $8,592 per Server. The other versions will run $6,874 per core for the Enterprise Edition and $1,793 or $898 per Server for the Standard Edition.
By all accounts, it seems as though the Panorama customer base is pleased with the announced pricing of the new platform. Given the affordable price tag that will be attached to SQL Server 2012, more companies around the world will now have an opportunity to leverage business intelligence to make better, data-driven decisions that will steer the organization toward increased revenue and profitability.
“Our customers are very excited with the new BI capabilities in SQL Server 2012,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO of Panorama Software. “With the new packaging and licensing, in particular the new SQL Business Intelligence Edition, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is being kept low, meeting the demands of what our customers are looking for in both scope and price.”
We at Panorama couldn’t be happier about the prospects that SQL Server 2012 holds with its focus on offering BI at a price point that makes the technology available also to mid-market organizations.
We’re also pleased that our stable of customers is excited about the release, since Panorama makes a conscious effort to align its own latest product, Panorama Necto, with what Microsoft will be offering with the new database system. Years of working alongside Microsoft made us confident that the company would hit a home run with the next SQL Server 2012, and so far that’s turning out to be true.