Microsoft adds SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
Microsoft is Expanding their SQL Server 2005 Product Line, with the introduction of SQL Server Workgroup Edition. These new price points are no doubt in response to open source database competitors such as MySQL and PostgreSQL.
Here's an overview of the SQL Server 2005 editions, and their pricing:
|Max Ram||1 GB||2 GB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Previous Prices||Free||N/A||$4,999 per processor or $2,249 (server + 10 users)||$19,999 per processor or $11,099 (server + 25 users)|
As you can see while the low end is easier to get into, but Microsoft has raised the prices on the high end (Standard and Enterprise versions of Microsoft SQL Server).
eWeek has also published an article on the new edition.
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