I am planning to buy SQL Server 2012 for development and I have gone crazy with Microsofts complicated licencing policies.I had been searching the internet for valid answers from last few days and finally decided to post a question for expert advice.
I have a small team of developer who will work on different applications. The applications require SQL SERVER as the backend.Following are the things I want to do with SQL Server
- The application will interact with the basic tables, SP, functions and views.
- Developing basic SSIS packages and SSRS reports.
- I do NOT intend to use the database for Mirroring, Replication, Snapshots or any other complicated stuff but just the basic development.
I approached the Microsoft vendors for quotes for SQL SERVER 2012. They told me that I can go with the Standard Edition with 5 CALS (I have no idea what is CAL and why do I need it). I searched the internet and found that there is a BI edition also which is much costlier than the standard edition.
The Question: The question is that what version should I use considering my requirement?