SQL Server 2014 Standard enables customers to build mission-critical applications and Big Data solutions using high-performance, in-memory technology across OLTP, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics workloads without having to buy expensive add-ons or high-end appliances. SQL Server 2014 Standard uses a common set of tools to deploy and manage databases both on-premises and in the cloud, which makes it easier for customers to take advantage of the cloud with existing skills. SQL Server 2014 Standard makes it easier and more cost effective to build high-performance, mission-critical applications, enterprise ready Big Data assets, and BI solutions that help employees make better decisions, faster. These solutions have the flexibility of being deployed on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment, and can be managed through a common and familiar tool set.
Core Based Licensing - SQL Server 2014 Standard. As per SQL Licensing policy, A minimum of ' 4 core license ' is required for each physical processor on the server. If your physical processor is 2 Core still you need '4 core license'. If your physical processor is 4 Core then you need '4 core license'. If your physical processor is 6 Core then definitely you need one '4 core license' and one ' 2 core license ' and so on.