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Senior business Intelligence consultant at Asociación SevillaUP
Oct 14 2015

What is most valuable?

The memory footprint is the smallest in its category of products. I think Microsoft did a very good job squeezing as many features as possible in such a tiny executable… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For the development process and for small Business Intelligence projects, this software gives a very good head start because the installation is merely seconds. It runs in… more»

What needs improvement?

The storage limit is about 10GB, so for medium to big databases it is not applicable.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Setup cost, 0€. Day to day cost 0€, excluding power consumption.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used both SQL Server and other open source RDBMS. I switched because of the vast knowledge base and the far better feature list in SQL Server.

What other advice do I have?

The only caveat is to pay attention to the user context. The SQL engine doesn't run with a privileged or system account, so it really has only the permissions of the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also used Oracle 11 XE, MySQL, PostgreSQL.

What is LocalDB?

LocalDB is a lightweight version of the SQL Server Express Database Engine that is targeted for program development. LocalDB starts on demand and runs in user mode, so there is no complex configuration.
LocalDB customers
AstraZeneca, Kienzle Automotive GmbH, Kodak Alaris, Unilever, Floatel International and Kongsberg Maritime, MyHero
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