Teamcenter 8.1 can run on either the Standard or Enterprise Edition of SQL Server 2005 or 2008. Regardless of version and edition, you should always run on the latest SQL Server service pack, which you can find in the Downloads section of the SQL Server Developer Center.
For most functional aspects of Teamcenter, SQL Server Standard and Enterprise editions are equivalent. However, the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server includes a variety of higher-end features, including the ability to use more than four CPUs in a database server. The table below summarizes some of the key distinctions between editions.
SQL Server Enterprise Edition also has a wide array of advanced data warehousing features for analytics, data mining, and ETL.
For more information, go online to read about SQL Server 2008 Editions or the SQL Server 2005 Feature Comparison.
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