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SQL Server 2019 System Requirements – Hardware & Software Prereqs

SQL Server 2019 System Requirements - Hardware & Software Prereqs

In this article, we will be sharing the SQL Server 2019 System Requirements based on the current release from Microsoft. The 2019 edition is going to be a significant release for SQL Server in 2019 and comes with exciting new features.

In order to experience SQL Server 2019, you can install the software as a “Side-by-side” or use the “Upgrade” option from the maintenance menu. It allows you to run several new Hadoop features (HDFS & Apache Spark), such as a spark cluster which was previously not possible.

Like its predecessor, the SQL Server 2017, the 2019 edition also runs on Linux and Docker containers. So, with that in mind, let us check out the essential system requirements of SQL Server 2019.

SQL Server 2019 System Requirements

The first thing to note is that this edition does not support a 32-bit processor anymore. In a way, this also indicates that Microsoft has finally got rid of their legacy code and binaries which were still running in 32-bit mode under WoW. Several older server operating systems are also not supported. Many of these server OS’s are yet being run as production for many major corporations around the world.

So, let us check out the Windows system requirements first. See below:


  • AMD or Intel-based x64 Processors (AMD Opteron, Phenom, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with native EM64T support
  • 1 GB system memory (Standard & Enterprise) or 512 MB for Express Edition. Recommended is 4 GB or more.
  • CPU Clock Speed: x64 1.4 GHz or more. 2.0 GHz is recommended.
  • Data Quality Services requires an additional 2 GB of system memory to operate optimally.
  • WoW, mode to run 32 Bit apps is not supported for SQL Server core services like the DB Engine. Can run Apps such as Management Studio in WoW.


  • .NET edition 4.6.2 or higher is required for running SQL Server 2019
  • 6 GB of hard disk space is needed for a full installation.
  • Windows Server 2016 or 2019 Editions only

Linux System requirements for SQL Server 2019

Just like its predecessor, SQL Server 2019 runs on the following platforms:

Platform OS Supported versions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12 SP2 or higher
Ubuntu 16.04 or higher
Docker Engine 1.8+


That is all that we got at the moment. Once the final release of SQL Server 2019 is out under GA (General Availability), we should be able to share more details information in this article.

We hope this article was helpful. Comments or suggestions are welcome down below. Thanks for visiting! Cheers.

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