Microsoft released SQL Server 2012 licensing data sheet and this article will cover the major details.
Three main editions are –
Enterprise – For mission critical application and large scale data warehousing.
Business Intelligence – This is a new product edition providing premium corporate BI features.
Standard – For basic database capabilities.
Developer,Express and Compact – SQL Server 2012 will also be available in Developer,Express and Compact editions.
Web edition – Will be available in a SPLA model.
Data Center edition – Retired.
Work group and Small business edition – Retired.