Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications—which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network (including the Internet). Microsoft markets at least a dozen different editions of Microsoft SQL Server, aimed at different audiences and for workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to large Internet-facing applications with many concurrent users.
Similar to other RDBMS software, SQL Server is built on top of SQL, a standard programming language for interacting with relational databases. SQL Server is tied to Transact-SQL, or T-SQL, the Microsoft’s implementation of SQL that adds a set of proprietary programming constructs.
Easy configurable AMI with pre-installed Windows Server with SQL Server 2016
INSTALLATION VIA AWS MARKETPLACE
Kindly click on the below link to install the server via AWS Marketplace:
Step 1. Verify the installation
Follow the steps to verify the SQL Server 2016 installation
1. Open search bar in the left bottom screen
2. Search for 'SQL Server 2016'
3.You will see the SQL Server 2016 management window