The Developer edition provides the same feature set as the Enterprise edition. However it’s licensed per developer and can’t be used for production work.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud backed by mission critical confidence.
- Run Demanding Workloads
Today’s world of continuous services and connected devices demands that applications and data will be up and available. SQL Server 2012 Enterprise is designed to support today’s demanding applications with built-in mission critical capabilities.
- Unlock Breakthrough Insights
With today’s unprecedented data explosion organizations need to efficiently store manage and unlock breakthrough insights within their data and across Big Data. SQL Server 2012 delivers the necessary capabilities to support scalable data warehousing data cleansing and management and rapid data exploration and visualization for end users. Enterprise includes all the BI functionality included in SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence edition.
- Enable IT Ingenuity
SQL Server 2012 can help enable organizations quickly create and scale innovative Hybrid IT solutions across server private or public cloud. Connection points in SQL Server 2012 make it easy to take advantage of Windows Azure Platform benefits glued together with common tools to build extend and manage practically anywhere.