SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Designed specifically for service providers and organizations that host Web sites and Web applications, Web edition offers an optimal balance of scalability and manageability at an affordable price. With no restrictions on database size, premium features, and a low monthly price**, Web edition is the ideal platform for those developing and deploying publicfacing internet applications.
SQL Server 2008 delivered a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform with the fewest vulnerabilities*, innovative manageability, and built-in enterprise reporting and analytics. Built on the strong foundation and proven capabilities of SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers higher mission-critical scale, more efficient IT, and self-service business intelligence.
With SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft continues to be the value leader, offering rich functionality to support OLTP and BI workloads out of the box at a low cost of ownership relative to competitors. With increasing hardware innovations, Microsoft continues to be the only major database vendor who does not price per core for multi-core processors.