SQL ConstantCare® Population Report: Summer 2021

Ever wonder how fast people are adopting new versions of SQL Server, or what’s “normal” out there for SQL Server adoption rates, hardware sizes, or numbers of databases? Let’s find out in the summer 2021 version of our SQL ConstantCare® population report.

Out of the 3,808 servers sending in data recently, the most popular version of SQL Server is still 2016:

When you group versions together it makes for interesting metrics:

Now that SQL Server 2016 mainstream support is over today, only 34% of installs are under mainstream support with 2017 & 2019. The combination of 2016, 2017, and