Microsoft SQL Server IoT 2022

Microsoft SQL Server IoT

Full power of SQL for dedicated use scenarios
Microsoft SQL Server has been available for embedded use for many years. Licensed through the OEM channel specifically for dedicated-use, server class edge devices running purpose-built software applications, Microsoft SQL Server IoT 2022 is the binary equivalent to SQL Server 2022. Combined with Windows Server IoT 2022 and a specific purpose application, Microsoft SQL Server IoT 2022 provides a comprehensive database platform for mission-critical data analytics and offers industry-leading performance, availability, and security. New functionality includes intelligent query processing, accelerated database recovery, and In-Memory Database optimization, all of which improve performance and scale over prior versions.
For clarity, Microsoft SQL Server IoT 2022 has the same features and functionality as Microsoft SQL Server 2022, but different licensing and distribution.  Microsoft SQL Server IoT 2019 is only licensed through the OEM channel under special dedicated use rights. It must be installed on the device with an integrated (embedded) software application (or suite of applications) dedicated and designed for a specific use. Licensing terms do not permit use as a general-purpose enterprise database. 
Many customers license embedded SQL Servers together with Windows Server embedded/IoT. Together, these two products provide a powerful platform that enables competitive solutions.

Which SKU should i use in my solution?
Microsoft offers two SQL Server IoT editions – Standard and Enterprise. The table below provides some general information regarding which version may be right for the solution you are building.

What type of database solution does your application require?


Full-featured database for mid-tiered applications on servers not exceeding 24 cores.

SQL IoT 2022 Standard

Intelligent applications requiring mission critical in-memory performance, security, and high availability.

SQL IoT 2022 Enterprise