LocalDB Overview

LocalDB is the #15 ranked solution in our list of top Relational Databases. It is most often compared to SQL Server: LocalDB vs SQL Server

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.
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AstraZeneca, Kienzle Automotive GmbH, Kodak Alaris, Unilever, Floatel International and Kongsberg Maritime, MyHero
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Senior business Intelligence consultant at AsociaciĆ³n SevillaUP
I evaluated Oracle & PostgreSQL but am sticking with SQL Server because of its vast knowledge base & better feature list.

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 currently logged in user (files, network, etc.). It is advisable to install the SQL Server management studio (also free) to administer and configure it
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