is R service/service and Python in SQL 2016/2017 free to use by all mean?

Hi,

Anyone know if the R server in SQL 2016 and R and Python feature in SQL 2017 need additional license?

Answer should be a no as MS always license everything SQL server by a single cost and ALL feature is charged already.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Asked:
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Ayoub RouziCeo & CoFounderCommented:
Hello Marrowyung,

Please check this article, it shows the response i guess:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/advanced-analytics/install/sql-r-services-windows-install?view=sql-server-2017
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
no it says nothing.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Microsoft R Open and Python Anaconda (The Most Popular Python Data Science Platform) are both open source and royalty free
https://mran.microsoft.com/open
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
"https://mran.microsoft.com/open"

but here I am referring to the R service and R server in the SQL server installation, not the language is about.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
sql 2016+ have r and python services that are free and open source..
Did you miss this quote
ust like R, Microsoft R Open 3.4.3 is open source and free to download, use, and share.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
you mean this statement "Microsoft R Open 3.4.3" is referring to the R service and R server, right?

"sql 2016+ have r and python services that are free and open source..

only SQL2017 has python , is that right ?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
yes 2017 has Anaconda python
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
so it seems that as long as we can use that server/services, it is free ?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
yes you still need sql server cal's unless you bought per core version, but this has always been the case with sql server and being able to use R or Anaconda don't change this
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/sql-server/sql-server-2017-pricing
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
"yes you still need sql server cal's unless you bought per core version,
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yeah. MS way! actualy I don't like that as when we upgrade SQL server, all CAL license has to upgrade too.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
tks.
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