Comparison of MS SQL Server 2016 Express Edition V/S. MS SQL Server 2016 Web Edition

Following is a brief comparison between MSSQL Server 2016 Express Edition and MSSQL Server 2016 Web Edition.

Features SQL Server 2016 Express
(with Advanced Services)
SQL Server 2016 Web
Cost Free of Cost Core-Based Licensing
($30/month for up to 4 Virtual Cores)
Number of CPUs Supported 1 4
Maximum computing capacity used
by a single instance - SQL Server Database Engine
1 socket or 4 cores 4 sockets or 16 cores
Maximum computing capacity used
by a single instance - Reporting Services
1 socket or 4 cores 4 sockets or 16 cores
Maximum Memory Utilization
(per instance of Database Engine)
1GB 64 GB
Maximum Database Size 10GB 524 PB
Maximum Memory Utilization
(per instance of Reporting Services)
4 GB 64 GB
Multi-Instance Support 50 50
Transact-SQL Endpoints No Yes


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