I have kind of a dumb question. For an upcoming project, I will need the SQL Server Standard Edition, but it isn’t clear which licensing option I can choose. Basically, I can get a per-processor license with unlimited clients, or a client based license.
In your architecture, are the FPMI clients throughout the plant actually considered as SQL Server clients as well? Or are the only actual clients FactorySQL and the FPMI gateway? It isn’t a huge difference, but a few thousand bucks is a few thousand bucks.