SQL 2014 Express edition limitations

Posted by Deepak Kumar | Posted in SQL DBA | Posted on 03-04-2014


SQL 2014 Express edition is free and great head start for small applications or learning purposes. SQL 2014 express is available in 5 variants for more flexibility; its self explanatory names are given below. Each has nearly similar features and limitations except followings. Check the references for detailed list.

  1. Express with Advanced Services (SQLEXPRADV) with features like :Reporting Services feature, Full-text and semantic search, Specification of language in query
  2. SQL Server Management Studio Express (SQLManagementStudio)
  3. Express with Tools (SQLEXPRWT)
  4. Express (SQLEXPR)
  5. LocalDB (SqlLocalDB) a very light weighted edition for development purposes.

before considering SQL 2014 express edition installation, you may want to check limitations:-

  • Database Engine, and Analysis Services: Limited to lesser of 1 Socket or 4 cores
  • Max Memory per instance: 1 GB
  • Max Database size: 10GB (data file size only)
  • Max instance per server: 50

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