Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is loaded with exciting new features and enhancements to the core database engine, performance, and security. The following diagram gives a high-level representation of SQL Server 2022.
Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications—which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network (including the Internet).
The history of Microsoft SQL Server begins with the first Microsoft SQL Server product – SQL Server 1.0, a 16-bit server for the OS/2 operating system in 1989 – and extends to the current day.
The following versions are supported by Microsoft:
SQL Server 2019 Developer is a full-featured free edition, licensed for use as a development and test database in a non-production environment.
SQL Server 2019 Express is a free edition of SQL Server, ideal for development and production for desktop, web, and small server applications.