Unanswered: SQL 2000 Enterprise or SQL Standard 2003
I need to max out on RAM somewhere around 3 to 4 GB and I am using SQL 2000. Standard SQL 2000 RAM is limited to 2 GB. SQL Enterprise 2000 is maxed out around 32GB and it cost is $1K. I need to purchase a Windows based SQL package but I can't find the specs on SQL Standard 2003 (which is ~$700) to compare.
What is the Max RAM for SQL Standard 2003?
Which is a better purchase relative to RAM?
What O/S is recommended as this also limits RAM usage?